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MP Nur Escapes Unhurt In Gunfight Between Guards & NISA Agents
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MP Nur Escapes Unhurt In Gunfight Between Guards & NISA Agents

Somalia's MP  and opposition figure Abdullahi Mahamed Nur on Wednesday night was caught up in a gunfight between his bodyguards and NISA agents in the capital Mogadishu, Radio Dalsan reports. According to an aide of the politician his vehicle was shot at after he passed through the Fiat security check in Abdiaziz district. His bodyguards reacted by firing back and a gun fight ensued. The Mp was unhurt in the incident and convened a meeting with opposition lawmakers at the Hotel Makkah Al Mukaramah. In a post on his Facebook account Nur said that he had earlier reported to the Speaker of Parliament concerning "threats" he had received allegedly from security agents. "Today 5:10pm my driver stopped by NISA & I promptly identified myself, as soon as they let us go a NISA guards started shooting at us without any provocation and lukily survived Alhamdullah" he posted. Mahad Salat, an MP  has demanded an explanation by the government into the incident terming it an attempted assassination. Police are yet to issue a statement on the incident. Nur is the leader of opposition aligned Mps in the Somalia Parliament.