7 Feb 2016

Bomb on plane 'was meant to kill all aboard'

7:06 am on 7 February 2016

A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.

"It was a bomb that exploded in the Daallo Airlines flight. It was meant to kill all aboard," Transport Minister Ali Ahmed Jamac said.

One passenger was sucked out of the plane and died, and two other passengers were injured.

The Djibouti-bound Airbus 321 was forced to make an emergency landing.