Published On: Thu, May 11th, 2017

Gunmen shoot dead Somali Elder in Mogadishu

Unknown gunmen thought to be Al shabaab assassins have shot and killed a prominent Somali elder in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday evening, Witnesses said.

The elder who was identified as Sayid Ali Osman Abtidoon was shot dead at Al Bakara area in Mogadishu’s Hodon district by two men armed with pistols who fled the scene shortly.

The slain elder has elected the current Federal MPs from Galmudug state last year.

No group has claimed credit for the killing of the elder, which was the latest in series of assassinations in Mogadishu over the past few months.

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