Somali MP Killed in Blast


A Somali Member of Parliament has been killed in what is known as a relatively safe part of Mogadishu. The MP’s vehicle exploded shortly after he left home. Another Member of Parliament, who was riding with the deceased, was injured in the blast. Though no one has claimed responsibility for this attack, it is suspected to be an Al-Shabaab operation. The Al-qaeda linked group had vowed to fight the Somali administration. The group’s suicide squad raided the presidential palace in February, killing soldiers and senior government officials. Though an intensified Amisom and Somali army offensive seem to be pushing the fighters in the frontlines, attacks such as this have been ongoing.

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