Monday, 16 July 2012

Somalia MP reportedly killed in Mogadishu blast

Somalia MP reportedly killed in Mogadishu blast

By Our Somali Reporter
A car bomb in Mogadishu's Hamar Weyne District has killed the former trade minister, Mahmud Abdi Garweyne, and wounded some of his bodyguards.

"The blast, which was targeted at the former minister's luxury car, was previously thought to be a suicide bombing. It later became clear that the car detonated as it was laden with explosives", added the website. The deceased was a member of the current Somali parliament, reported the source.

regional deputy security chief, Warsame Muhammad Hasan, confirmed the lawmaker's death to the website. Business came to a standstill in the area amid heightened tension. Although no group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, al Shabaab is known to carry out such targeted attacks against what it calls "apostates", in reference to TFG officials.

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