Published On: Thu, Oct 20th, 2016

Well-known Elder shot dead in Somali Capital

Assailants thought be Al Shabaab members have shot and killed an elder on Thursday evening in Somali capital, Mogadishu, according to eyewitness.

Pistol-wielding men have gunned down the elder who was identified as  Mohamed Tabari Shikhow, 80, at Suq Ba’ad in Mogadishu’s northern district of Yaqshidd in during the dusk.

The motive behind the elder’s killing is unclear, but unconfirmed reports suggest the slain elder was expected to take part the selection process of the next Somali parliament’s MPs.

The murder of the prominent elder becomes the latest in series of assassinations targeting key figures as the country set to hold an election in November 30.

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