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Somalia: Poet and Al Shabaab defector killed in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Oct 30 2012 (Garowe Online) – Famous poet Abwan Warsame Shire Awale and a female civilian were gunned down by masked gunmen Monday night in the war-torn capital of Mogadishu, Garowe Online reports.

Mr. Awale was shot and killed near his home in the Hamar Jadiid neighborhood located in the Waberi district.

Mr. Awale who was working with a radio station in Mogadishu told people close to him that he received many death threats over the past year.

Abwan Gure, Head of Radio Kulmiye based in Mogadishu said that Mr. Awale was pronounced dead on the scene.

“Men who were wearing masks shot the poet killing him instantly,” said Mr. Gure.

A former Al Shabaab defector Luul Ali Sabriye was shot and killed in a neighborhood in Wardiigley district by a lone gunman.

According to sources, Luul defected to the Somali government months ago and received many death threats during that time.

Also on Tuesday in Mogadishu, a Somali government soldier opened fired on a bus after he and a civilian on board the bus disputed for some time, according to local sources.

One person was killed and two were injured and rushed to Madina hospital.

At least 4 people were killed in the past two days in Mogadishu.

GAROWE ONLINE  

                               

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