Somalia: Police officer killed in Mogadishu

Published: August 4, 2015

Somalia: Police officer killed in MogadishuUnidentified gunmen have killed a Somali police officer in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, the latest in armed assaults targeting the government official and security personnel.
According to an unnamed security official, the incident took place when assailants opened fire at Colonel Aweys Mohamed Dirie in the Hamar Jajab neighbourhood.
Dirie, who was on his way to work, lost his life on the spot and the attackers fled the scene, the official added.
Other reports have said that the officer was also working with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) office in Somalia.
In another incident in Mogadishu, a Somali military official sustained injury after a bomb attached to his car seat exploded while driving on Tuesday morning.
So far, no group has yet claimed the responsibility of the attacks.
But the al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabaab has carried out similar attacks in the Somali capital, which it increased since the holy month of Ramadan.
Since the group was pushed out of the capital, it has carried a number of assassinations and suicide attacks in which it targeted government and security officers.
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