Published On: Mon, Oct 17th, 2016

Somalia: Gunmen murder woman in Mogadishu

Unidentified assailants have shot and killed a woman in Mogadishu on Monday, the latest in a string of targeted assassinations in Somali capital, eyewitness said.

The murder took place early in the morning at Salaam nighbourhood in Dharkenley district, with reports that the killers escaped from the scene before Somali security forces arrived.

The motive and identities of the assassins remained unclear, but Somali police said they are investigating the incident and are hunting down the killers.

Mogadishu has seen increasing attacks, including assassinations in the past couple of months, as the city is preparing to hold a general election planned in November 30.

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