#Somalia: Long-serving lawmaker killed in Mogadishu Shooting


A protracted-serving and outstanding Somali lawmaker, Osman Elmi Boqore was gunned down in Mogadishu on Sunday afternoon, Axadle reports.

Mogadishu police mentioned the MP was assassinated by two males armed with pistols within the capital’s northern Kaaraan district and escaped the scene instantly before security forces arrived.

Boqore, who became a former lieutenant colonel within the Military before becoming a member of the politics within the post-conflict period served as soon as as deputy house speaker in 2007.

The slain legislator took half within the 1964 Ethiopian–Somali Border Battle during which he was injured, in response to his colleague in the national assembly, Ahmed Moalim Fiqi.

He’s the first parliamentarian to be killed this yr in the long chaotic Horn of Africa nation. The MP’s son was also killed in the capital, November 2005.

The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group, Al-Shabaab has claimed accountability for the assassination of the oldest member of the present Somali parliament.


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