Left party Abdi Rahim Hassan, 24, from Husby outside Stockholm was killed Wednesday in Mogadishu in an ambush.
Abdi Rahim Hassan was traveling in the country along with including the Left Party leader in Stockholm, Ann-Margarethe Livh, 64, confirms the party secretary Aaron Etzler.
- There is a group of members who were exposed to gunfire. We are now trying to get a complete picture in order to inform as best we can. Until then, we are scarce in our comments.
Death is confirmed by Abdi Rahim Hassan's family.
- I was told at 11 o'clock. I threw the phone from me and started to cry, says Elias Hassan, brother.
Sjöstedt: A Tragedy
Left Party chairman Jonas Sjöstedt lamented on Wednesday evening that the young politician had died. He calls the incident in Somalia for a tragedy.
- It is a tragedy and a day of mourning for the Left. He was a young man from Stockholm who was in Somalia under the Left Party's international work. We think of his family and friends, says Jonas Sjöstedt.
According Sjöstedt will Abdi Rahim Hassan will be deeply missed by many friends in the Young Left and the Left
Left Livh shoots damaged
Aaron Etzler has confirmed that Ann-Margarethe Livh is shot hurt, but she now receives care.
This point is confirmed by the Foreign Ministry's press service.
- She is on the African Union field hospital in Mogadishu. Our ambassador in Somalia have contact with her, and it prepared a medical transport to Kenya, said Camilla Åkesson Lindblom, at the Ministry's press service at 15 o'clock.
According to SVT ABC has Livh talked to his family.
- She is damaged but can talk, says Madelén Cartagena Castillo, who is the niece of Ann-Margarethe Livh to SVT ABC.
More Swedish in the car
According to TT, the Left has a further two people, a man and a woman, on the ground in Mogadishu. Previously their journey home to Sweden booked for Friday, but they will probably go home earlier.
The man was also in the car when it came under fire. But he should have done well and not had health state of the Left Party press officers Åsa Mattsson.
Somali news leader