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The officer died at the hospital from critical wounds sustained in the attack, according to the medical officials.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A witness says masked gunmen have killed an army officer in the capital, Mogadishu on Sunday evening, in the latest killing part of series of assassinations in Somalia.
Mohamed Ali Yarami, a senior officer with the Turkish-trained Gorgor brigade was shot and severely wounded by pistol-wielding assailants while heading to his house in Wadajir district, south of the capital.
The gunmen fled from the crime scene before the arrival of the Somali security forces who launched an investigation into the incident but so far no arrest was made for the officer's killing.
The rising and gallant soldier succumbed to his injuries at the hospital after doctors failed to save him, becoming the second high-ranking Gorgor commander to be killed by Al-Shabaab within this month.
The murder comes as the Somali army intensified offensive against the terrorist group on the southern side of the country, mainly in the Middle Shabelle region, where hundreds of militants were killed in the past few weeks.
Barre was briefed on the progress of the project, which includes a number of facilities, the most important of which are the prime minister’s office, the government headquarters, the prime minister’s residence, a guest house, and a mosque.