UPDATE: Somali Minister Shot Dead in Mogadishu

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Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 21:46:22 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    UPDATE: Somali Minister Shot Dead in Mogadishu

    MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Somalia's Minister of Public Works Abbas Sheikh Abdullahi Siraji has been shot dead in Mogadishu following a shooting by armed men suspected to government soldiers on Wednesday evening, Somaliupdate report

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Somalia's Minister of Public Works Abbas Siraji has been shot dead in Mogadishu.
MOGADISHU (SomaliUpdate Online) — Somalia's Minister of Public Works Abbas Sheikh Abdullahi Siraji has been shot dead in Mogadishu following a shooting by armed men suspected to government soldiers on Wednesday evening, Somaliupdate reports.
According to Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman, Minister Siraji was in his car when armed men shot him near the heavily fortified Presidential Compound in Mogadishu.
"Minister Siraji has been shot dead. There is ongoing investigation into the shooting.” Minister Osman said in a post on his official Twitter account.
According to Mohamud Hassan, an aide for the deceased Minister, the shooting took place few metres from the Presidential Compound gate, also the office of the Prime Minister.
It is not yet clear the motive of the shooting.
"Minister Siraji was pronounced dead as he was rushed to the hospital.” Mohamud Hassan added.
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo condemned the murder of the minister and sent condolence to the family of the late minister, in a statement from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he started a two-day visit on Wednesday. 
Prime Minister Hassan Khaire and Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari sent condolences to the family of the deceased.
Abbas Siraji was appointed as the Minister of Public Works in late March by Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire. He was the youngest member of Somalia cabinet.
Grown up and educated in the Dadaab camp in Kenya, the largest refugee complex, Late Siraji made the headlines in November last year when he won the seat of Member of the new Somalia Federal Parliament he contested and won against a minister for the seat of the parliamentarian.

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