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Somali government admits the killing of MP Yusuf Dirir by the army

(Medeshi)-Mogadishu , Somalia - The Ministry of Internal Security in Somalia has issued a statement today on the killing of a member of the Federal Parliament  in Mogadishu.

Yusuf Dirir Abdi -

The statement said that Mr Yusuf Dirir Abdi   was assaulted and that he was killed  by members of the military.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Internal Security, Mohammed Yusuf, said that the military opened fire on the vehicle carrying the lawmakers while the lawmakers were on their way to work.
The spokesman also noted that  MP Yusuf Dirir and his driver died in the shooting while another MP ,  a bodyguard and 6 military personnel were injured .
Mohamed Yusuf also said that the attack was not aimed at the MPs , but the military acted irresponsibly and brutal.
Al-Shabab earlier claimed responsibility for the attack.