Somalia: Galgadud Governor Shot Dead in Mogadishu

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Saturday August 05, 2017 - 11:52:40 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    Somalia: Galgadud Governor Shot Dead in Mogadishu

    MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Al-Shabab gunmen have shot and killed the Governor of Somalia's central region of Galgadud in Mogadishu late on Friday, relatives and officials said.

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Galgadud Governor Mohamed Dahir Ali (pictured) has been shot in Mogadishu.
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Al-Shabab gunmen have shot and killed the Governor of Somalia's central region of Galgadud in Mogadishu late on Friday, relatives and officials said.
The Governor, Mohamed Dahir Ali, who took office as the Governor of Galgadud region in January this year has been shot and dead alongside his younger brother as the pair visited a family member in Arafat neighborhood of Yaqshid district in Mogadishu.
"He went there to visit one of the family members living there. As he and his brother disembarked their vehicle and entered the house, two gunmen raided the house. Mr. Ali and his brother were shot and killed inside the house." Said Ahmed Madani, a close relative member who viewed the bodies.
The security officer in charge of Yaqshid said the assailants fled the scene after the shot both men. The security forces sent to the area found none and made no arrests.
"When we reached the house, there were only family members and the bodies of the Governor and his brother. The killers fled." Said the security officer who spoke in anonymity condition as he is not authorized to talk to the media due to the ongoing investigation.
The Al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility of the killing.
ELDER SHOT DEAD
In another attack, suspected Al-Shabab armed men have shot and killed a prominent elder in Mogadishu's Dharkenley district on Friday afternoon.
According to police officials in the area, the elder unidentified as Geedi Firdhiye was shot near his home.
It was not immediately clear the motive of his killing.
Meanwhile, At least one person is dead and four others injured after car bomb went off in Mogadishu main busy Maka al-Mukarama road on Friday

- SOMALI UPDATE ONLINE -



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