Assailants shot dead Khalif Mohamud Ali, the head of intelligence for Mogadishu's Kahda district, near his home Wednesday night (August 28th), Somalia's Garowe Online reported.
"Unidentified militiamen ambushed late Ali but his security guards responded with gunfire. One of his body guards sustained injuries and security forces are carrying out investigations to find the perpetrators of this crime," said Kahda district commissioner Abdiweli Yusuf Omar.
Ali was the second official assassinated in Mogadishu in the past week. Chairman of the Dharkenley district Olympic Committee Amin Ali Mumin was shot near his home last Friday (August 23rd).