Suspected Al-Shabaab assassins have shot and killed a former electoral delegate in Mogadishu, the latest in series of attacks in the Somali capital amid tight security.
A witness said two men armed with pistols gunned down Hassan Abdi near Dabka junction last night and fled the scene before the arrival of the local security forces.
Abdi was reported to have participated in the electoral process of the current lawmakers of the Federal Parliament in Baidoa, the interim administrative capital of Southwest state.
Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of Abdi who was an elderly man running a shop in Bakara market.
Last Saturday, Al-Shabaab has carried out a deadly attack on the ministry of Interior headquarters in Mogadishu and killed at least 20 people, among them civil servants.