Published On: Sat, Sep 17th, 2016

Somali elder shot dead in Mogadishu, killers escape

Unidentified gunmen have shot and killed a prominent elder in Mogadishu on Saturday night, the latest in series of targeted killings in the war-torn capital.

Mohamed Mohamud Farah, the elder was assassinated at Towfiq area in Mogadishu’s Yaqshid district, a relative has confirmed to Radio Shabelle.

The killers are reportedly escaped from the scene shortly before Somali security forces arrived, and launched a search for the suspects.

The motive behind the murder of the elder remains unclear.

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