Somali Lawmaker Injured, Guards Killed in Al-Shabaab Shooting

Somali militant group al-Shabaab said it carried out a drive-by shooting in the capital that seriously wounded a lawmaker and killed his two bodyguards.

The al-Qaeda-linked fighters said Tuesday’s attack on Mohamed Ali Diheye was part of a campaign against “apostates,” according to a statement issued by Radio Andalus, a broadcaster that supports their insurgency. Police officer Hassan Diriye said the lawmaker’s car was blocked at a busy market in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district and gunmen opened fire.

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