Elderly woman killed in Mogadishu

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead an elderly woman in Mogadishu in the latest attack in the horn of Africa nation where gunmen stepped up attacks against the government soldier, NGO worker and civilians.

Amina Mohamud Ahmed  was killed after two armed men approached her and opened fire on her in Yaqshiid  district.

Witnesses told Goobjoog news that the victim who was shot more than six times and died on the spot.

According to witnesses, the attackers have 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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