A Somali lawmaker was killed and another was injured when a bomb hidden in their car exploded while they were headed to a conference on security, officials said.
Parliamentarian Isack Mohamed Ali, popularly known as Isak Rino, was killed, and lawmaker Mohamed Ali was seriously injured, said Mohamed Abdiqadir Mohamed, district commissioner of Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district. Four passersby were also hurt.
The parliamentarians were on their way to to a national conference on security when the bomb, hidden under one of the car’s seats, exploded.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
But Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed said those behind the “cowardly” attack will be found.
“Somalia has today lost a committed parliamentarian who worked tirelessly to serve the people of Somalia and help rebuild our country,” Ahmed said in a statement.
“This cowardly attack will not derail the progress made in Mogadishu and across Somalia. The security agencies will investigate this cowardly killing and ensure that those who carried out this attack face justice.”