Somalia: Security forces nab suspects over Elder's killing

Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Security forces of Somalia's Federal government have on Thursday nabbed Al Shabaab suspects in connection with the murder of a prominent elder, Garowe Online reports.

The security officials said that the troops captured three young men believed to be militants during a special operation in the capital as they were driving a luxury car belonging to the slain traditional elder.

The elder identified as Abdi Nunow was shot dead at Hawo Abdi settlement last Monday evening and his vehicle confiscated by armed men while traveling from Mogadishu and en route to his residence.

Late Nunow was one of the former electoral delegates involved in the voting of the country's current serving Federal Parliament members. 

No group has so far claimed the responsibility for his assassination.

Al Shabaab, the Al Qaeda-linked Somalia-based Militant group has in the past killed many Somali elders in the capital and elsewhere in the Horn of Africa country as part of its fight against the government.

GAROWE ONLINE

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