Galmudug state MP Mohamed Abdi Guled was killed in a shooting in Mogadishu after the bodyguards of a Somali Federal mistook his car as a security threat and open fire.

The MP was fatally wounded and rushed to a nearby hospital, but, doctors later pronounced him dead, according to a Police officer who witnessed the incident.

The security guard who opened the fire at the slain MP’s vehicle has been captured and arrested at the central investigation department (CID) for interrogation.

Guled’s car collided with a security escorting Hilux vehicle carrying Mohamud Abukate, a member of Somalia’s Lower House Chamber of Federal Parliament before he was being shot.