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Gunmen kill Somali lawmaker, his bodyguard

Gunmen kill Somali lawmaker, his bodyguard

AP, Mogadishu, Somalia

A police official says gunmen have killed a Somali lawmaker and his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Mogadishu of Somalia.

Captain Mohamed Hussein of the Somali police said Thursday that lawmaker Mohamed Mohamud Heyd and a colleague, who was wounded, were on their way to attend a parliamentary meeting when their car was sprayed with bullets near the fortified presidential palace.

He said a parliamentary aide traveling with the lawmakers was also wounded in the attack.

No group immediately claimed responsibility, but the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab frequently carries out attacks on lawmakers, government soldiers and foreigners in Mogadishu.

Al-Shabab has vowed increased attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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