Gunman kills Somali lawmaker in Putland
An unidentified gunman killed a member of the local parliament in Puntland, witnesses said.
An unidentified gunman killed a member of the local parliament in Puntland on Tuesday, witnesses said.
Witness Hussein Osman said legislator Abdullahi Ali was gunned down by a man armed with a pistol outside a mosque in Bosasso port.
"I saw the man stand beside the MP, then the MP fell down as he was shot. We ran away from the scene. Now the police are there and we can hear deafening gunfire, but we don't know who is fighting the police," he told Reuters by telephone.
Puntland has been relatively stable compared with the rest of Somalia.
Reuters Last Mod: 05 Ocak 2010, 22:32