The driver was also killed but another MP, Abdulla Boss who also served as the minister of defence of Somalia survived the attack. Yusuf Dirir died in the hospital as a result of the injuries sustained in the attack .
Mr. Dirir and his colleague Abdalla Boss were attacked on the major Maka Al-Mukarama road on their way to the parliament.
"The attackers were riding in a minibus with an ambulance logo, they opened fire on the lawmakers and then escaped the scene before the security forces reached the area," said Mohamed Abdiaziz, a security official.
There was no immediate claim of the attack but it carried the signature of Al Shabaab militants. Both MPs hail from Erigavo , Sanaag region.