Sabahi (Washington, DC)

26 February 2013

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Kills Two Officials in Gedo

Suspected al-Shabaab members shot and killed two government officials in Busar, a small town in Somalia's Gedo region, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported.

Heavily armed militants shot dead Busar deputy administration officer Osman Abdinoor Abdirahman and head of social affairs Mohamed Hussein Ibrahim inside a restaurant Monday night (February 25th), according to regional army spokesman Colonel Warfa Sheikh Adan.

The Busar police boss was also at the restaurant during the attack but managed to escape unhurt, Adan said, adding that government troops now pursuing the assailants who escaped after the incident.

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