Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Somalia: Three killed in Mogadishu shooting

At least three people, including a soldier serving with Somali police were killed in a shooting in Mogadishu’s Bakaro market on Wednesday noon, witnesses and police said.

The shoot-out happened when a suspected Al Shabaab fighter armed with pistol has assassinated a policeman at the main junction of Bakaro market.

After the killing of the policeman, a government soldiers have immediately arrived the scene and shot dead the killer and a pedestrian who died in the bullets fired towards the murderer.

No group has claimed credit for the shooting of the policeman, but the murder was the second killing in Mogadishu in 12 hours. Al shabaab militants often such attacks in the capital.

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