al-Shabaab kills senior Somali army officer

kenya-al-shaababA senior Somali army officer was killed on Tuesday by Al-Shabaab in Somalia’s central town of Beledweyne.

“Gunmen raided his home and shot him in the presence of his family,” police official Aden Hussein told.

“We believe it was Al-Shabaab who killed him,” said Hussein, who is based in Somalia’s Hiraan province, of which Beledweyne is the capital city.

The slain officer has been identified as Nuur Adde, a colonel in the Somali army.

Al-Shabaab, speaking via an affiliate radio station and website, claimed responsibility for the officer’s murder.

Source : World Bulletin

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