A leading elder shot dead in Mogadishu


MOGADISHU – Mohamed Hassan Nur, a prominent Somali intellectual, was shot dead by gunmen in Mogadishu last night.

Reports say men armed with pistols shot and killed the deceased inside his home in the Jungal neighborhood of Yaqshid district.

The body of the deceased was later taken to the CID headquarters, and further investigations are underway by the country’s security agencies.

The elder was reportedly reading the Koran at the time of the killing, according to local sources.

The killings are part of a series of insecurity incidents in the capital in recent days, which have now seen a large-scale operation by the Somali Police Force.


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