Somalia holds state funeral for Mogadishu mayor killed in blast

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A state funeral was held on Sunday (August 4) for former Mogadishu mayor Abdirahman Yarisow who died after being seriously wounded in a suicide blast in his office.

Engineer Yarisow, as he was popularly known, succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Qatar’s capital, Doha, on Friday.

Colleagues and friends described the former major, who was also the governor of Benaadir region of which Mogadishu is part, as a humble, hard-working man of few words and many actions.

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