Shabab Kills Local Elders in Somalia's Gedo Region

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    Shabab Kills Local Elders in Somalia's Gedo Region

    BAARDHEERE, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali militants, Al Shabab killed 2 local elders in the Southern Somalia town of El-wak, while another elder was assassinated in the town of Afgoi, Witnesses and officials said Saturday

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Fighters belonging to al-Shabab in November 2008. Credit: AFP PHOTO / Mustafa
BAARDHEERE, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali militants, Al Shabab killed 2 local elders in the Southern Somalia town of El-wak, while another elder was assassinated in the town of Afgoi, Witnesses and officials said Saturday


10 militias loyal to the militant group, Shabab, which affiliated to Alqaeda, raided the homes of Abdirahman Ugaas Ai and Aadan Moalim Aliyow according to the Elwak commissioner Ibrahim Guuleed Adan.

"They killed the elders in near a market place in the town and fled the area immediately.” Ibrahim Guuleed Adan, Elwaq commissioner said.

The Elwaq commissioner further noted in the light of the Shabab attacks, the administration imposed a curfew which bans the vehicles to enter the town during the night time.

Attacks against the civilians in Gedo region have increased. Local officials say that the Shabab killed a driver last month in the town of Elwaq.

In Separate incident, armed assailants killed another elder on Saturday in the town of Afgoi of Lower Shabelle region, witnesses reported. The elder identified as Nuuradin Abdullahi Aweys was at the Elqode neighborhood of Afgoi district in lower Shabelle region, when he was shot to death. The attackers escaped the area soon after the attack..


- Horn Observer -






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