Somalia: Distirct Police commander killed in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, January 04, 2019 – a police commander of one of Mogadishu’s districts, Warta Nabadda, Colonel Moalin Dahir, was assassinated on Friday morning in Mogadishu by armed men.

Several men armed with pistols have opened fire on the victim who died instantly on the spot.

The killers decamped from the scene and are still at large.  Somali security forces came and sealed area for investigation. No one has been arrested in connection of the killing.

Al-Qaida-linked group, known as Alshabaab, has claimed responsibility for the attack without giving details on how it occurred.  Neither Warta Nabadda district officials nor the Somali government has commented on so far on the killing.

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