7 December 2013

Somalia: MP Killed in an Explosive Device Near the Presidential Palace

Somali National assembly member Mohamed Warsame was killed in a car bomb yesterday near the presidential palace compound in Mogadishu.

According to MP Sidow Abdikaadir an explosive device that was planted on the victim's car has resulted a huge damage killing him and wounding another member.

However another reports indicates Mr. Warsame died in Madina hospital when he was rushed there while on serious injuries.

Eyewitness said Mohamed Warsame was killed after leaving the Friday prayers in the afternoon, when he entered the vicinity of the compound the car exploded leaving him dead. "The car exploded as he went inside the area surrounding the presidential palace, we all run for our lives after hearing the huge explosion" confirmed an eyewitness.

According to sources close to Warsame, he was heading to meet Prime Minister Shirdon with whom he had good relations. He was vehemently opposed to the motion which sought the removal of Shirdon from his post as Prime Minister and he was known for being against corruption.

A lot of speculations are revolving around the attack linking it on Mr.Warsame dicison on the recent vote of no confidence against the PM , however no one has claimed responsibility of the deadly attack.

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