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Somali MP killed in Mogadishu

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 09:27

Mogadishu: Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a member of the new Somali Parliament, Xinhua reported on Sunday.

According to the state radio, Mustaf Haji Mohamed was murdered as he left a mosque in Mogadishu`s Waberi district Saturday.

The assassinated MP was newly elected to the 275-member Parliament.

The killers escaped after the attack, for which no one has claimed responsibility.

However, Al Qaeda-linked outfit Al-Shabaab has vowed to target members of the new legislature.

The Al-Shabaab has been under pressure from Somali government forces and African Union peacekeeping troops at the southern port city of Kismayo, the last major city under its control.


First Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 09:27
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