Published On: Sat, Mar 25th, 2017

Wadajir district secretary killed in Dive-by shooting

Unidentified assailants have gunned down the secretary of Wadair district district official in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu on Saturday morning, witnesses and officials said.

The official who was identified as Abdirahman Ahmed Alasow was killed after gunmen in vehicle blocked his car and sprayed it with bullets near Korontada Junction in Wadajir district.

The unknown assailants had been trailing the official, before he was killed, sources said.

According to the witnesses, Mr Alasow was shot dead, along with three of bodyguards in the drive-by shooting carried out by suspected Al shabaab members who later fled the scene.

No group has yet claimed credit for the shooting dead of Alasow, but his murder was the latest in a string of attacks on the civil servants and security force members in the capital.

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