Published On: Wed, Mar 28th, 2018

Somali regional MP shot dead in Mogadishu

A member of Southwest regional parliament shot dead outside her home in Shibis district of Mogadishu on Tuesday evening by suspected Al Shabaab attackers.

A witness, who asked to remain anonymous has confirmed to Radio Shabelle that a female regional MP Ruqiya Abshir Noor was fatally shot and wounded and rushed to the hospital.

Local Police authorities said Noor was immediately taken to Medina hospital where she succumbed to her severe wounds, according to the medical officials.

Amin Sheikh, a fellow lawmaker has condoled on the death the female MP and called on the security agencies of the Somali Federal government to bring the perpetrators to justice.

No group has so far claimed the responsibility for the assassination of the Southwest State legislator, but, Al Shabaab previously carried out such targeted killings in the capital.

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