Gunmen kill trader in Wardhiigley district

Unidentified gunmen have shot and killed a woman in Wardhiigley district, Mogadishu on Monday night.

Halima Abdi Hayle, was murdered at Siinay market in  Wardhiigley district in the latest in a series of targeted assassinations in Mogadishu.

Hayle was a well known trader who has been living in Wardhiigley district for decades.

According to witnesses, the attackers immediately escaped the scene after the attack.

Security officials in the district said that security forces were pursuing the attackers.

Despite a relative stability in the Somali capital since the ouster of Al-Shabaab fighters, civilians remain a common target for unknown gunmen, government soldiers and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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