Somali MP killed by car bomb

Blast at the entrance to heavily-fortified compound of the presidential palace has killed MP Warsame Faysal.

    A Somali legislator has been killed in the capital, Mogadishu, when a bomb planted under his car exploded at the entrance to the heavily-fortified compound of the presidential palace, a senior police official said.

    Warsame Faysal was killed on Friday, police said.

    "He went to pray in a mosque inside the presidential palace. When he came back to drive the car, it exploded," Abdikadir Hussein, a senior police officer based at a checkpoint at the palace's entrance, said.

    Other police officers confirmed Faysal's death.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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