MOGADISHU : Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Shebab said they had assassinated a lawmaker on Tuesday, the second such killing in 24 hours and the latest in a series of attacks in the war-ravaged capital of Mogadishu.
Abdiaziz Isak was shot “several times and he died instantly,” police officer Mohamed Dalane said, close to where the politician was killed in the city’s Madina district. On Monday, a member of parliament was killed and another wounded in a car bombing also claimed by the Islamists, who have threatened to assassinate all lawmakers in the internationally-backed government. “All of them are targets of the mujahedeen fighters, and they will be killed, one by one,” Shebab spokesman Abdulaziz Abu Musab told AFP. “We are responsible for the killing of the non-believer MP, who was serving the interest of foreigners,” Musab said.