7 November 2012

Somalia: Govt Soldier Gun Down a Civilian Driver in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Armed man dressed in government army uniform has shot and killed a civilian driver in Mogadishu, the latest in a string of killings in the capital over the last few months.

According to the witnesses the murder occurred at Benadir junction, a busy intersection in the heart of Mogadishu, Somali capital when a soldier opened fire on a car transporting dozens of passengers.

"The driver was shot dead on Wednesday noon after refusing to pay illegal money demanded by the soldier," a Witness confirmed to Shabelle Radio by phone.

The killer managed to escape from the shooting scene uncaught before security forces reached, reports said.

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