Somali-American musician Saado Ali Warsame has been killed in a drive-by shooting.

The singer/songwriter, who was also a member of parliament in Somalia, was gunned down when assassins ambushed her car in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday (23Jul14).

Her driver was also killed in the attack.

Ali Warsame lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota but was popular in her native country for her politically-motivated songs.

Police in Mogadishu are trying to trace the gunmen.