Vocal government critic Amina Mohamed is reported to have been killed
A young female lawmaker was killed by a suicide bomber in the city of Beledweyne, around 300 kilometers (186 miles) north of Mogadishu, witnesses and relatives said.
Amina Mohamed, a vocal critic of the government known for her fiery speeches, was killed as she approached a building housing leader of Somalia’s Hirshabele state.
Mohamed was running to be reelected in the next Somali elections and was reportedly in the city to defend her seat.
The country’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has said on social media following the apparent bombing: “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on Amina Mohamed in Beledweyne tonight.”
He also urged security agencies to carry out a thorough investigation into the killing of Mohamed, who he described as an exemplary politician.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack
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