Somalia: Three officials killed in Mogadishu in 24 hours


MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 26, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Suspected Al Shabaab gunmen killed three Somali government officials in separate attacks in volatile Mogadishu on Sunday according to officials, Garowe Online reports.

Armed assailants shot and killed custodian corps commander Abdullahi Kamal Ismael at KPP junction in Mogadishu’s Hodon district on Sunday morning, witnesses and police confirmed.

Late Hussein Abdi, Hamar Jajab municipality official was also targeted in another pre-planned assassination before dusk prayers.

Separately, the Deputy Commissioner of Mogadishu’s Dayniile district Ibrahim Mohamed Barise instantly died after attackers opened fire at him on Sunday evening.

Nobody has been arrested in connection with the string of deadly shootings. Beleaguered Al Shabaab has so far claimed near-daily rampages, mainly in Mogadishu.

On Saturday, former Federal Member of Parliament Haji Ali Adan was shot dead inside buzzing Bakara market.


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