Killing of Somali parliamentarians and media worker condemned by UN

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Nicholas Kay. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The murder of two members of parliament and a media worker in Somalia has been condemned by the United Nations top envoy in the country.

Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the country's capital Mogadishu early on Tuesday.

The murder follows the killing on Monday of another member of parliament and a Radio Dalsan employee.

UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric has more.

"The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemned the killing today of a Member of the country's Federal Parliament. He is the second MP to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu. Mr. Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal was killed today. Both attacks have now been claimed by Al-Shabaab. Mr. Kay also condemned the killing of a media worker from Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu last night. The media must be allowed to carry out their work without fear of attack, Nicholas Kay said." (28")

The envoy for Somalia called on the authorities to investigate the spate of recent attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice as quickly as possible.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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