Published On: Fri, Aug 12th, 2016

Somalia: govt official shot dead in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU – Local government official has been shot and killed by men armed with pistols in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, a witness said.

The deceased, whose name has been identified as Ilyas Abdullahi Adar was shot several times in the head and chest by gunmen in Shibis district, a local resident said.

He added that he [slain official] was killed while he was on his way to home after being out of a mosque where he prayed Friday prayer.

The killers have immediately escaped from the crime scene, reports said.

The motive behind the murder is yet to be established.

Mogadishu has been a scene of coordinated killings and suicide bombings that are often claimed by Al Shabaab group, battling with Somalia army and AMISOM forces.

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