Somalia: City Council officer gunned down in Mogadishu

Two men armed with pistols have on broad daylight Monday gunned down a city council officer at Sinay market in Wardhigley district in Mogadishu.

By the time of the shooting the officer was engaged in his daily routine of collection revenues from the local business people in the market and the shoots got him in the upper part of his body including the head.

The officer died on the spot and the doers escaped the scene uncaught.

Nearby Somali government soldiers arrived at the scene after a while and conducted a brief search operation in the vicinity and caught no one on suspicion grounds and took the body of the deceased officer.

The radical Islamist group Alshabab normally carryout such attacks on government workers. The city council workers are not armed like the other government soldiers and this always makes them easy targets unlike the other soldiers.

Radio Dalsan

Mohamed Omar Hussein

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