Published On: Sun, Sep 18th, 2016

Military officer killed in Mogadishu, 2nd in a day

Suspected Al Shabaab assassins have shot and killed a senior Somali military officer in Somali capital, Mogadishu on Sunday night, a district official confirmed.

The officer – Abdullah Sabriye Abdulle was killed near Tarabunka junction in Hodon district, becoming the second Somali military force member assassinated in the capital in a day.

Confirming the incident, Hodon district commissioner Ahmed Salad, told Radio Shabelle that the killers escaped the scene, shortly before police arrived and launched manhunt.

No group or individual has claimed credit for the killing of the officer, but it comes hours after Al shabaab killed top general in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu on Sunday noon.

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