Al Shabaab militants kill regional Somali lawmaker in capital

April 18, 2015 1:32 PM

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Gunmen from Somali Islamist group al Shabaab killed a regional lawmaker on Saturday after he had taken his wife to hospital in the capital Mogadishu, the group and officials said.

Aden Haji Hussein, a legislator from the semi-autonomous Puntland region, was sprayed with bullets when he returned to his parked car outside the hospital, witnesses said. The gunmen were in a minibus that blocked his way.

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