MOGADISHU, Somalia (Caasimada Online) – Somali security forces have on Sunday shot and killed a gunman, thought to be a member of the Al-Shabab terrorist group in Mogadishu.
Mohamed Abukar Islow, Somalia’s security minister, said the security forces killed an Al-Shabab assassin armed with a pistol, who previously assassinated a civilian at Suq Bacad market in the capital.
“Our security forces killed a culprit, shortly after he shot dead a civilian man in Suq Bacad market in Mogadishu”, Islow said.
He says the security forces would continue targeting Al Shabaab members, accusing group’s assassins of killing unarmed civilians in the capital of Mogadishu.
In the aftermath of the killing, Somali government security forces sealed off at the crime scene and launched an operation to hunt down other suspects.
No arrest has been reported yet.
Mogadishu has witnessed an increase of rampant targeted assassinations, mostly on the elders involved in the election of the current lawmakers from the militant group amidst tight security in the city in past weeks.
Mogadishu News Desk