30 November 2012

Somalia: Ras Kamboni Militia Gun Down a Civilian in Kismayo - Witnesses

Mogadishu — Reports coming in from the southern port city of Kismayo said a civilian man was gunned down on Friday by pro-government Ras Kamboni Militia fighters.

Mohamed Ahmed, a young football player was shot in head and chest in five times by The fighters inside a big market in the city, a former Al shabab stronghold town located just some 500 Km south of Mogadishu.

Following the murder Ras Kamboni Militia ordered locals not to remove his body from the scene, according to the eye witnesses who spoke to Shabelle Media Network station in Mogadishu by phone.

The reason behind the execution of the civilian man is yet to be established by the leaders of the pro-government Somali militia Ras Kamboni in the city.

Ras Kamboni Militia in Somalia led by Ahmed Mohamed Madobe now controls the strategic port city of Kismayo, the provincial capital of Lower Juba in southern Somalia, after long running battle with Al shabab.

Ras Kamboni began collaborating with Somali government and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in October 2011, forcing al-Shabaab out of several key towns in Lower Juba. Currently, the allied forces are now in the strategic port of Kismayo.

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