Ras Kamboni, tribal militias begin launching retaliation attacks on civilians in Kismayo
KISMAYO (KON) — Ras Kamboni, tribal militias began launching retaliation attacks on civilian houses and business places in Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo after the group’s security chief was shot dead, Keydmedia Online reports.
Eyewitnesses said Ras Kamboni, tribal militias started hunting down suspected Al shabab elements across the city following the shooting of the group’s Head of Security, Isse Kamboni, who was killed by one of his body guards on Monday night.
Large numbers of Ras Kamboni militiamen were seen patrolling in all streets of the town, the business activities came to standstill due to the heavy crackdown in Kismayo, the provincial capital of Lower Jubba region.
Over 150 Civilians have been arrested by the clan militiamen and are currently being held in police stations in the city in connection with Isse’s murder, reports said.
Meanwhile, At least seven civilians were killed in the port town of Kismayo on Monday night after senior security head of the Raskamboni militia member assassinated in the town.
Isse Kamboni’s killing followed massive search operation which led to the deaths of seven civilians including two businessmen and two women who were caught and then were killed the Raskamboni militia loyal to Ahmed Madobe.
Head of Ras Kamboni security forces Issa Mohamed Alaaki, known as Issa Kamboni, was killed Monday night (February 17th) in Kismayo by his bodyguard who was reportedly a former al-Shabaab member.
Local Elders and Businessmen are reportedly fleeing their houses in Kismayo fearing summary Executions by Ras Kamboni militiamen who are killing everyone opposing Ahmed Madobe's Interim Jubba Adminstration.
Keydmedia Online News Desk
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