Somalia: Gunmen Assassinate Senior Military Official in Mogadishu

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    Somalia: Gunmen Assassinate Senior Military Official in Mogadishu

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Gunmen killed Gen, Abdullahi Mohamoud Sheikh aka Qurux in Mogadishu on Sunday night, highlighting the ability of the militants to single out individuals they seek to assassinate, witnesses and officials said.

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MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Gunmen killed Gen, Abdullahi Mohamoud Sheikh aka Qurux in Mogadishu on Sunday night, highlighting the ability of the militants to single out individuals they seek to assassinate, witnesses and officials said.


Witnesses said said the gunmen fired at Gen. Abdullahi Qurux and killed the general and his guard after they came out from a mosque, where they prayed Isha prayer in Mogadishu's Waberi district. The gunmen immediately escaped the area.


No group claimed for the responsibility of the attack. However, Shabab, a militant group affiliated to Alqaeda has claimed similar attacks in the past.

Late Gen. Qurux held top positions in the Somali military including deputy logistics at the Somali National Army (SNA).

In a separate incident, a bomb was thrown into a checkpoint manned by the Somali security forces followed by a firefight in area where the security forces were conducting security operations in Mogadishu.

The security operations launched by the government through Mogadishu Stabilization Security Unit has been hindered by clan resistance in Mogadishu.

Two weeks ago, at least 7 people were killed when organized clan militias clashed with Mogadishu Stabilization Security units during security operation in Mogadishu.

- Horn Observer -



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