A military officer killed in Mogadishu

Unknown assailant shot dead a military officer in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday night, eyewitness said.

The masked attackers who were armed with pistols shot the officer identified as Sheekeye near his home in the Darkeynley district of Mogadishu.

The assailants suspected of belonging to Al-Shabaab managed to escape the scene of the attack after shooting the officer in the head several times.

“The two men wearing masks approached the official and started shooting him in the head and fled after he fell down on the ground, ” said eyewitness ABdi Hussein, who was at the scene during the shooting.

Although no group has so far claimed responsibility for the killing but Al-Shabaab often carries out such assassinations of Somali government soldiers.

Darkeynley administration said they were investigating the attack and will apprehend those behind the assault on the officer and will be brought before the courts of law.

Meanwhile sporadic attacks against Somali government soldiers and African Union (AU) peacekeepers in Mogadishu have been carried out by suspected insurgents using ambush tactics to kill the government soldiers.

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