Somalia: District Official killed as assassinations continue in Mogadishu

Published: July 12, 2015

Somalia: District Official killed as assassinations continue in MogadishuA district official and his bodyguards were killed on Sunday in a Mogadishu neighbourhood, as insecurity concerns continue to grow in the Somali capital.
Unknown gunmen opened fire from a car they were driving at the car of Bile Ahmed Abukar, the secretary of Kahda district, which is part of Benadir region.
Both the official and his two bodyguards were killed instantly and the assailants fled the scene before security forces arrived to carry out investigations.
No group has yet claimed the responsibility of the latest assassination.
Mogadishu has witnessed numerous assassinations of security and government officials carried out by unknown gunmen, with al-Shabaab claiming part of the attacks.
Somalia’s Federal government stepped up security in and around the Somali capital in the run-up to the holy month of Ramadan, but the militants have continued to carry out their bloody campaign.
Ramadan carries extra religious significance for the al-Shabaab, which claims that jihad provides more rewards during the period of religious observance considered one of the five pillars of Islam.
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