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Somali Public Works Minister killed in Mogadishu

Somali Public Works Minister Abdullahi Sheikh Abas has been killed in an armed attack on his convoy in the capital, Mogadishu.

Local media confirmed Abas was shot in his car near the presidential palace.

The victim, a former refugee who grew up in a Kenyan camp, was picked minister, aged 31,  in last November.

Al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabab group, is thought to have committed the attack.