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Assassins slay legislator from Southwest Regional State in Mogadishu

In the midst of a chaotic night in Mogadishu, armed assailants took the life of Ibrahim Abdi Abdirahman, a member of parliament from Southwest regional state. Southwest State leader, Abdiaziz Laftagareen, denounced the violent act, expressing sorrow for the loss of the MP who had been carrying out official duties in Mogadishu. Laftagareen squarely pointed fingers at the notorious al-Shabab group for the assassination of Abdirahman, emphasizing his valuable contributions to peace, governance, and reconciliation efforts in the…

Assailants fatally shoot ex-regional legislator in Mogadishu A former member of a regional state parliament in Mogadishu was tragically…

In Mogadishu's Yaqshid district, former South West State MP Ali Omar Gaab was fatally shot by armed gunmen who quickly fled the scene. Security forces arrived but failed to make any arrests. The al-Shabab militant group has taken credit for the killing, citing Gaab as a Member of Parliament for the South West Somalia administration. Both the South West State authorities and the federal government have not yet issued a statement regarding this tragic incident.

More than 150 killed in Ethiopia attack: Rights agency

On August 26, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (ECHR) said militants had killed more than 150 people in an attack in a troubled area in western Ethiopia. “Residents of the area and others told the commission that the militants had killed more than 150 people,” the independent but state commission said in a statement. The commission said the militants were affiliated with the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), an armed group accused of violence in western and southern Ethiopia. The killings prompted residents, mostly…

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