29 January 2016

Somalia: Bardere Court Chief Survives Assassination Bid

A Somali official says Bardere court chief Sheikh Ibrahim Nur Sha'ban has escaped an attempt on his life after he was attacked by unknown gunmen while wailing out a mosque after Magrib prayers.

Confirming the incident, the deputy commissioner of Bardere, told Radio Shabelle that the court judge was slightly wounded in the attack by pistol-wielding assailants believed to be Al shabaab members.

Security forces cordoned the shooting site off and launched probe into the attack. No group has yet claimed credit for the attack aimed to assassinate Bardere court boss.

Bardere, a key town in Gedo region has been under Al shabaab control for almosy seven years before they were pushed out of the city by Somali and AMISOM troops in mid 2015.

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