Puntland Youth Organiser
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Unidentified gunmen believed to be Al shabaab assassins have shot and killed a district official in Somali capital, Mogadishu on Thursday morning, Garowe Online reports.
Abdulle Mohamud Ali, who was an official in Karan district administration, has been gunned down at very close range by two pistol-wielding men at a tea-shop near Sana junction early in the morning, according to witnesses.
The killers have managed to immediately escape from the crime scene before the arrival of security forces, who launched an investigation and a manhunt mission to capture the suspects.
So far it is not clear the exact motive behind the killing of the late official and the district administration authorities have not yet released any statement regarding the incident.
No group has yet claimed the responsibility for the murder.
Mogadishu has witnessed numerous targeted assassinations against Somali security force members, Civil servants and Elders carried out by unknown gunmen, with Al-Shabab claimed part of the attacks.