Mogadishu: Ex- minister of trade and humanitarian affairs of the Somali transitional federal government and currently is an mp of the Somali parliament, Dr. Mohamud Abdi Garweyne has been killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu this morning after a bomb thought to be planted inside his car exploded, reporters said.
The lawmaker, his security guards and over 4 civilians are reported to been killed in the explosion that occurred in Hamarweyne district in the Somali capital Mogadishu as eyewitnesses and police officials confirmed.
Dr. Mahamud Abdi Garweyne was the trade minister and humanitarian affairs of former prime minister, Farmajo’s government and an mp in the Somali federal parliament.
The rebel group of Al-shabab claimed the responsibility of the attack saying that they reached their objective over the blast.
The attack comes as the Somali government and the AU forces vowed strengthening the security of the capital Mogadishu as the capital is preparing to host major conferences for the future of the Somali people.