Somalia MPs killed in al-Shabab suicide attack

BBC – Seven people, including two MPs, have been killed in a suicide attack in central Somalia, authorities in the town of Dusa Mareb have said. Eyewitnesses told the BBC the attack targeted a group of about 20 politicians at an outdoor cafe. They had travelled to Dusa Mareb in Galgadud region – which is controlled by a pro-government militia – to promote reconciliation. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab has said it was behind the attack. Al-Shabab is under pressure on a number of military fronts in the south of Somalia – but still mounts frequent attacks and controls much of the country. Read Article