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Somalia: Military officer shot dead in Mogadishu

Mogadishu,Somalia– Suspected Alshabab assailants armed with pistols gunned down a senior Somali Military official and wounded one of his bodyguards in the capital of Mogadishu on Monday night ,residents confirmed Radio Danan over the phone.

The decent identified as general Abdullahi  Mohamed Sheik  who is popularly known as  Qururuh has been shot and killed by gunmen armed with Pistols ,thought to be members of  Alshabab fighters, the AlQaida affiliated  group in Horseed  village ,Mogadishu’s Waberi district, according to a resident ,adding that he has been murdered after being out Masque.

Credible sources confirmed that perpetrators have escaped at the scene of killing; no witness has established the identification of the murderers so far.

Security forces are reported to have reached at the scene of the killing, launching an investigation which many times fail to give birth to concrete results.

No group has yet claimed the responsibility for the assassination, but Islamist militant group of Alshabab has carried out similar attacks in the capital, killing dozens of government officials by shooting and suicide bomb attacks.

Written by : Mohamed Ibrahim Bulbul