Somali MP killed in Mogadishu attack

The shooting came less than 24 hours after MP Isak Mohamed Rino was killed when an explosive charge planted in his car went off

The shooting came less than 24 hours after MP Isak Mohamed Rino was killed when an explosive charge planted in his car went off

MOGADISHU – A Somali lawmaker was killed Tuesday morning by unidentified gunmen in the Mogadishu, the second assassination of a legislator in the capital in 24 hours.

"Gunmen opened fire on Abdel-Aziz Isaak as he stepped out of his home in Madina district, killing him instantly, before fleeing the scene," one eyewitness told Anadolu Agency, refusing to be named.

A police force has already arrived in the place, added the witness.

The shooting came less than 24 hours after MP Isak Mohamed Rino was killed when an explosive charge planted in his car went off.

An unnamed leader of Al-Shabaab told a radio station linked to the militant group Monday that they had planned and executed Rino assassination.

Somalia has remained in the grip of on-again, off-again violence since the outbreak of civil war in 1991.

The country had appeared to inch closer to stability with the recent installation of a new government and the intervention of African Union troops tasked with combatting Al-Shabaab.

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