9 November 2012

Somalia: Two People Gunned Down in Somali Capital

Mogadishu — At least two people were gunned down in Mogadishu overnight by unidentified armed groups, the latest in string of coordinated killings in the capital for the last few months.

Eyewitnesses said assailants armed with pistols have killed a soldier and a civilian at Turcaye village inside the volatile Huriwa district, north of Mogadishu on Thursday night at about 9pm local time and fled from the shooting zone.

The motive and the identity of the assassins were not established yet by the authority in the area. Such incidents have been on the rise as a new federal government took the helm of the horn of Africa strife-town country.

Following the killings Somali government forces mounting in pick-ups have moved in the area and searched all houses to arrest the killers, according to the local residents.

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