Lawmaker shot dead in Somalia

November 10th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS  

Mogadishu, Nov 9 (IANS) Unidentified assailants shot dead a lawmaker in the Somali transitional federal parliament in the capital Mogadishu Wednesday.

The masked attackers, armed with pistols, shot Ibrahim Mohamed Bulleh near his home in the western district of Mogadishu, Xinhua quoted a police officer as saying.

The assailants, suspected to belong to the radical Islamist group Al-Shabaab, managed to escape from the scene after shooting the lawmaker in the head several times.

“The two men wearing masks approached the official and started shooting him in the head and fled after he fell down on the ground,” said a witness who was at the scene during the shooting.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the assassination.

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