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Somali lawmaker shot dead in Mogadishu, second in 24 hours: police

Residents look at the remains of the car of Somali lawmaker Isaak Mohamed Rinoco, who was killed by a bomb planted in his car by Islamist militants, in the Hamaerweyne District of Somalia' capital Mogadishu, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU: Insurgents assassinated a Somali lawmaker Tuesday, the second in 24 hours, police and witnesses said, the latest in a series of attacks in the war-ravaged capital.

MP Abdiaziz Isak was shot "several times and he died instantly," police officer Mohamed Dalane said, close to where the lawmaker was killed in the capital's Madina district. On Monday, an MP was killed and another wounded in a car bomb.

 

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