Somali MP shot dead outside mosque by al-Shabaab

Al-Shabab is fighting the government to create an Islamic state in Somalia
Al-Shabab is fighting the government to create an Islamic state in Somalia

A Somali MP has been assassinated in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu – the fifth parliamentarian to be killed this year.

Aden Madeer was shot when he left a mosque in the city after Friday prayers, witnesses said.

The Islamist militant group al-Shabab told the BBC it carried out the assassination.

The al-Qaeda aligned militants said they would continue to target MPs who supported the UN-backed government…

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