Al Shabaab Militants Kill Somali Lawmaker

Officials said, 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. 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. "Al Shabaab fighters killed the lawmaker in Hodan district (of Mogadishu) and disappeared with their car," Major Ibrahim Ali, a police officer, told Reuters, adding that police were now searching for the vehicle and the gunmen.