Published On: Sat, Jun 24th, 2017

Gunmen kill Somali army official in El Wak town

Unknown gunmen were reported to have assassinated a senior Somali army officer the town of El Wak in the country’s south-western Gedo region on Saturday afternoon.

According to officials, unidentified assailants armed with pistols gunned down Abdirashid Barre Gurhan, after raiding his home in the town. Attackers escaped the scene immediately.

In the aftermath of the shooting, local security forces cordoned off the area, and began an investigation into the murder of Gurhan. No group has yet claimed credit for the killing.

Al shabaab, the Al Qaeda-linked Somalia-based Militant group often carries out such targeted assassinations against Somali security force members and the government employees.

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