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The murder of the NISA's cybersecurity expert has sparked political deadlock in Somalia and led to a power struggle between Farmajo and Roble.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Ikran Tahlil's family has officially filed a lawsuit in Somali military court against the sacked NISA director Fahad Yasin and three other senior intelligence officers.
The sued officials - Fahad Yasin, Yasin Farey, Kulane Jiis, and Wadna-qabad are accused of killing Ikran, a 25-year-old NISA cybersecurity expert who went missing on June 26 this year.
This comes a day after Prime Minister Roble fired Fahad Yasin who, according to the bereaved family played a key role in the girl's death that sparked a fall-out between the top leaders.
It is not known if Fahad Yasin will appear in a military court as he was promoted to the National Security Advisor to the outgoing president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Wednesday.
In addition, the second main suspect Yasin Farey has been named as new acting NISA head by Farmajo, a move that is aimed to cover up the murder of Ikran Tahlil within the agency.
Somali PM Mohamed Hussein Roble pledged he will leave no stone unturned to get justice for Ikran Tahlil as the nation was in shock over the mysterious death that caused growing uproar.
Biden authorized the Pantegon to resume the counter-terrorism operation in Somalia after Trump halted the operation.