Somalia: Renowned businessman gunned down in Beledweyne

Somalia

BELEDWEYNE, Somalia Feb 17, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Renowned businessman has been shot and killed in Hiran regional capital of Beledweyne of central Somalia on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports.

Security officials told the media that unidentified assailants gunned down late Omar Muhumad Nur along with a bodyguard in front of his home.

Attackers are said to have fled from the shooting scene shortly, and nobody claimed credit for the attack.

Somali government forces alongside African Union peacekeepers have carried out search operations in several neighbourhoods right away, arresting undisclosed number of suspects.

Al Shabaab group, Al Qaeda’s largest franchise in the horn is known for planned assassinations, largely in central and southern Somalia.

Hiran has also been a spot for inter-clan clashes that left scores dead since mid-2013.

GAROWE ONLINE

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