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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Somali MP killed in an ambush in Mogadishu

(Medeshi)- Yusuf Dirir Abdi , a lawmaker and veteran politician was killed today in Mogadishu after gunmen opened fire on the car he was riding.
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.