Former president voted out of power in 2017 is reelected to the African country's top job after defeating the incumbent leader in a protracted contest decided by legislators in a third round of voting.
A total of 329 lawmakers will choose Somalia's next leader from among 36 candidates, including the incumbent president 'Farmajo' and other frontrunners Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.
The attack took place on the eve of a presidential vote with al Shabab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage saying "all those involved in the election, directly or indirectly, are apostates."
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