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Thursday 21 May 2015 15:33

Somalia: Gunmen assassinate a well-known elder in Kismayo

KISMAYO, Somalia (KON) -- Unidentified armed assailants have shot and killed a well-known traditional elder in Somalia's southern volatile city of Kismayo, KON reports.

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Mohamud Hassan known as (Dhogor) was shot several times on the head and chest by two masked men armed with pistols at Farjanno area in Kismayo city, the latest in series of assassinations targeting against elders.

Local residents believe the assassins who killed Mr Hassan were members of the notorious clan-based Ras Kamboni militia group controlling the city.

Kismayo, which is a port city located 500Km south of Mogadishu has seen numerous attacks and killings against poloticians and elders who oppose Ras Kamboni militia led by Ahmed Madobe.

KON English News Service

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