Somali MP fighting for life after car bomb attack


Somali Prime Minster Hassan Ali Khayre (centre) visiting lawmaker Mohamed Mursal Borow at the Erdogan Hosital in Mogadishu on September 15, 2018. The MP was seriously injured in a car bomb explosion that killed his driver on the sport. PHOTO | SOMALIA OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

A member of Somalia’s federal parliament is fighting for his life in hospital after surviving a car bomb attack.

A bomb attached to Mr Mohamed Mursal Borow’s car went off in Mogadishu on Saturday night, killing his driver on the spot and inflicting serious injuries on the lawmaker.

He was taken to the Erdogan Hospita where is is recuperating.

Jihadist group

The fatal explosion occurred at a crossroads next to the National Theatre, a landmark in the city centre.
Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre was among officials who visited Mr Borow at his Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the hospital.
“We will closely follow the situation of the injured MP,” said the Prime Minister.

The jihadist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack on the legislator who represents a constituency in the southwest state.

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