MOGADISHU (Garsoor Online) – Two aged men have been separately shot and killed by men armed with pistols in and outside Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, witness said.
Unknown gunmen shot dead local government official, whose name has been released as Mohamed Takow in Mogadishu’s Yaqshid district, according to an eyewitness.
The assailants escaped from the crime scene, as security forces launched an operation to hunt down the culprits.
Meanwhile, hooded young with pistols have killed a man, named as Abdullahi Kabo-weyne in Elasha Biyaha neighborhood outside Mogadishu, witness said.
The deceased man was among delegates, who elected Federal lawmakers in Adado town in central Somalia.
The killers reported fled from the spot.
No one was arrested over the killing in the capital.
There was claim of responsibility for the shootings.
Mogadishu has been witnessing orchestrated attacks against elders and government staff members as some of the attacks claimed by Al Shabaab.