21 April 2014

Somalia: Bomb Blast in Mogadishu Kills Federal MP

Mogadishu — Federal Member of Parliament has been killed after bomb detonated inside his car in Mogadishu's Hamar Weyne district according to witnesses on Monday, Garowe Online reports.

MP Isaaq Mohamed Riino succumbed to injuries to his body at Madina hospital, with security officials saying the bomb would have been attached beneath his seat.

Despite wave of attacks including car bombings, planned assasinations and military style ambushes by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants, no group claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion.

Another lawmaker Mohamud Ali Dhuuh and a bystander were also injured. Security forces arrived at the scene of the attack, cordoning off the nearby main roads for investigations.

Federal Government of Somalia's President Hassan Shiekh Mohamud expressed his heartfelt condolence over the assassination of MP Riino and wished confort and swift recovery to his colleague.

President Mohamud said that anti peace elements and terrorists would not succeed in their rampage against key figures as well as government officials.

Al Shabaab's terror activities have been proliferating at an alarming rate since the militants were flushed out of Mogadishu.

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