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Tags: AF | Somalia | Extremist Killing

Police: Somali Lawmaker Shot Dead in Mogadishu

Saturday, 23 February 2019 02:38 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police officer in Somalia says Islamic extremist gunmen shot dead a prominent lawmaker in the north of the capital, Mogadishu, late Saturday.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Osman Elmi Boqore, the country's oldest legislator, was shot dead by gunmen who pulled up near his car as he was being driven through Karan district.

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, which is allied with al-Qaida, claimed responsibility for the murder of Boqore, an outspoken politician and one of the country's longest-serving members of parliament.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and his prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire condemned the assassination, instructing security services to investigate.

Al-Shabab has previously carried out attacks against government officials, African Union peacekeepers and United Nations staff in a deadly campaign of suicide bombings and gun attacks.

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A police officer in Somalia says Islamic extremist gunmen shot dead a prominent lawmaker in the north of the capital, Mogadishu, late Saturday.Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Osman Elmi Boqore, the country's oldest legislator, was shot dead by gunmen who pulled up near his car...
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Saturday, 23 February 2019 02:38 PM
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