MOGADISHU, Somalia Feb.25, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Suspected Al Shabaab gunmen separately shot and killed three women in the latest of string of attacks targeting Somali government officials and civilians in Mogadishu, Garowe Online reports.
Earlier on Monday night, assailants beheaded a mother along with her son in Yaqshid district of Mogadishu. Residents reported that the two were found dead in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
In a separate incident, men armed with pistols today gunned down Sharifo Yusuf Mohamed at Harar-yale junction near Villa Somalia Presidential Compound in Wardhiigley district. Witnesses said, late Mohamed was conducting medical and vaccine exercises when the attackers fired live ammunition at her.
"The polio vaccinator was at work and the assailants immediately escaped from the scene of crime," said a nearby eyewitness, adding that the security forces arrived on the spot where the assasination took place for investigations.
Meanwhile, a teashop owner was gunned down in Mogadishu's livestock market neighborhood.
The killings occurred in Mogadishu as Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group has stepped up suicide bombings, military style ambushes and planned assasinations.