Blast kills Somali regional MP in southern port city of Kismayo

A member of Jubbaland state’s regional parliament has been killed in a blast in the southern port city of Kismayo.

Reports indicate that the MP, Khalif Hashim Moge, died in an explosion after a device planted in his car was detonated.

The militant group, Al-Shabaab, has claimed responsibility, according to its propaganda websites.

The group has in the past targeted regional officials in the city with similar attacks.