Somalia plane bomber was 'meant to be on Turkish Airlines flight'
Monday February 8 2016
The Daallo Airlines Flight A321 to Djibouti that made an emergency return to Mogadishu airport after a blast ripped a hole in the fuselage through which one passenger was sucked out and plunged to his death. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, the Daallo chief executive said on Monday.
No group has so far taken responsibility for the attack but a US government source last week said the United States suspects Islamist militant group Al Shabaab, which is aligned to Al Qaeda, was responsible for the blast.
Al Shabaab, which wants to topple the government and impose a harsh version of Islamic law, has targeted the airport in the past. It has also attacked the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu.