Somalia: Another Federal MP shot dead in Mogadishu after Friday prayers
MOGADISHU, Somalia August 1, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Unidentified assailants in car shot and killed Federal Member of Parliament as well as the Chairman of Parliamentary sub-committee on finance Sheikh Adan Madeer in front of Marwaas mosque in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne district, Garowe Online reports.
Al Shabaab gunmen carried out the assassination shortly after Friday prayers and escaped from the scene of the crime.
Late Mader marks the fifth to be killed since the beginning of the year2014 and follows Female Member of Parliament Sado Ali Warsame who was gunned down in drive-by shooting during the holy month of Ramadan.
Al Shabaab operations spokesman Abdiasis Abu Muscab claimed credit for the deadly incident, praising themilitants for the attack.
Mogadishu has been a hotbed for violence, with Al Shabaab extremists coming up with broad day light operations. Military-style ambushes, suicide bombings and planned assassinations have so far claimed dozens of key figures at killed.
President Mohamud's administration is facing tough conundrum in the fight against Al Shabaab and federalization.