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[Published: Tuesday September 09 2008]

Somali MP assassinated

Baidoa , Somalia,10 Sept-(ANA)- Somali MP Mohamed Osman Maye, thought to be an allyof President Abdullahi Yusuf, has beenshot dead outside a mosque in the town of Baidoa,the seat of parliament, agency reports say.

He is the first MP to havebeen assassinated since Ethiopian forces helped the interim government oustIslamists from power in December 2006.

Meanwhile, Islamist militantswho took over the port town of Kismayolast month have imposed a curfew following the assassination of severalresidents.

"The curfew started onMonday night and will go on until we secure the town," Abdurrahman AliMohamed, who is charge of security in the town, said.(ANA)

FA/ANA/10 September 2008---

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