Somalia: Janale District Commissioner killed in raid
JANALE, Somalia, August 4, 2015 (Garowe Online)-At least three Al Shabaab attackers shot and killed the commissioner of Lower Shabelle regional district of Janale in raid on his residence overnight on Monday according to officials, Garowe Online reports.
Late Abdulkadir Ibrahim Sheikh Ali was killed along with two bodyguards after militants armed with machine guns launched the pre-planned attack on his house.
Somali government forces and African Union peacekeepers reached the scene of the attack shortly. Attackers are believed to have managed to flee right away.
Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group claimed credit for the deadly assault.
Somali militant group has lost a string of strategic towns in central and southern Somalia in intense military campaign by allied forces.