Assassination of an outspoken MP blamed on Villa Somalia

Two explosions have rocked the central city on Wednesday evening with police reporting that the death toll from the terrorist attack jumped to at least 20 people.

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Assassination of an outspoken MP blamed on Villa Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Former HirShabelle President Mohamed Abdi Ware has accused Villa Somalia of being behind the assassination of fearless and outspoken lawmaker Amina Mohamed Abdi who was killed in a suicide bombing in Beledweyne last night.

Is it normal for critics of Villa Somalia to be killed by Al-Shabaab? Should we accept this and move on? Who is Al Shabaab now? This is an assassination by Villa Somalia. Nothing less. Nothing more. May Allah Rest her Soul in Peace,' he tweeted.

Late Amina was an active, fearless, and outspoken advocate of justice for Ikran Tahlil, a 25-years-old girl working as a cybersecurity expert with NISA, who disappeared last year and was later killed.

The family of Ikran filed a lawsuit against five top spy officials in the military court, including Fahad Yasin, the most controversial figure in the government who was the director of NISA at the time.

'Chorus of condemnation'

Former and current Somali leaders have strongly condemned the murder of the female MP, who was running to retain her seat for a third time from Beledweyne, where she was targeted by a bomber.

Somali PM Mohamed Hussein Roble and the outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo have sent their deepest condolences to the family and relatives of Amina and ordered a thorough investigation into her death.

PM Role has urged security agencies to carry out a thorough investigation into the killing of the legislator, who he described as an exemplary politician, and the justice.

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the deadly twin bombing which claimed the lives of at least 20 people and hurt 30 others, among them a former Somali education minister.

The attack happened hours after two Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked Mogadishu airport, who were later shot dead by the security forces during a gunfight inside the key facility.


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