Gunmen kill governor, his brother in Somali capital

Al-Shabaab claims attack

Gunmen kill governor, his brother in Somali capital

World Bulletin / News Desk

The governor of central Galgaduud region and his brother were gunned down in Mogadishu’s Yaaqshid district Friday night, according to an eyewitness and a militant group.

Governor Mohamed Ali Elmi and his brother Hassan Noor were visiting relatives when gunmen shot them, eyewitness Mohamed Ali said.

The al-Shabaab claimed the attack in a statement posted on a website affiliated with the armed group, saying the incident took place in Arafat village in the district.

Regional state MPs strongly condemned the killings.

Also, armed men killed a prominent regional elder identified as Gedi Firdhiye in Mogadishu’s Dharkenley district on Friday night, a security official in the district said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Ağustos 2017, 14:42