Published On: Mon, Dec 12th, 2016

Somalia: Govt soldier shot dead in Qoryoley district

A Somali government soldier was shot and killed by suspected Al shabaab gunmen in Qoryoley district in Lower Shabelle region, a witness said.

According to an eyewitness, two men armed with pistols have murdered the soldier who was identified as Ali Nunow in the heart of the town. The killers fled from the scene after the killing.

After the murder, Somali security forces have reached the scene and conducted an operation for the suspects, according to the witness who spoke to Radio Shabelle by phone.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the soldier’s killing, but the city which fell to Somali government in 2014 has witnessed an increase of attacks by Al shabaab militants.

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