Car bombing kills lawmaker in Somali capital

By Mohammed Dhaysane

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA) – A car bombing in the Somali capital killed two people, including a lawmaker, and wounded another on Thursday, officials said.

The bombing near London Gate restaurant in Hamarwayne district of Mogadishu killed Abdiweli Ibrahim Mohamed, a local parliamentarian.

Abdiqadar Hassan, a police officer, told Anadolu Agency over the phone: "The lawmaker and other person were killed after a bomb planted under his car exploded near London Gate."

The wounded civilian has been rushed to the hospital and an investigation into the incident is underway, he added.

Somali-based insurgent group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

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