Mogadishu 21st April 2014 – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif strongly condemns the assassination of Somali Member of Parliament Isaak Mohamed Rino in Mogadishu today.

Isaak Mohamed ‘Rino’ was killed in a car bomb attack as he entered his car outside Salaam Bank in Hamarweyne district. The MP was in company of another parliamentarian Mohamed Ali who was severely injured in the car bomb attack.

“Members of Parliament are representatives of the Somali people and any attack on them is an attack on the people and is unacceptable. AMISOM will continue to support the Federal Government of Somalia in its efforts to fight extremists who are interested in unleashing violence on the civilians”

AMISOM offers its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the Federal Government of Somalia for the loss of the parliamentarian Isaak Mohamed Rino and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured parliamentarian Mohamed Ali.