Gunmen shot dead Somali immigration official

Gunmen have killed senior Somali immigration official Mohamed Kadiye Jimaale’s .

Eyewitness have told the media that car was blocked by another vehicle near Mogadishu Nasa Hablod hotel in kilometer four junction before spraying bullets.

Three other immigration officials who were in Kadiye’s car were also killed and suspects have escaped.

Somali information minister Mohamed Abdi Hayir who immediately sent his condolences to the family of the victims has said the security agencies are tracking the perpetrators and will be brought before justice soon.

Al Shabaab militant group has claimed the responsibility of the attack saying it will step up attacks against government officials.