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Al-Shabab Militants Kill Somali Lawmaker in Mogadishu

A member of Somalia's parliament has been killed in a shooting for which the militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility. Mohamed Mohamud Hayd was killed Thursday when gunmen sprayed his car with bullets in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Abdullahi Ahmed Conka, a lawmaker who was riding with Hayd, told VOA's Somali service that the attackers drove next to the car and opened fire. Conka said Hayd's bodyguard returned fire but was also shot and killed.  A...

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