Traditional elder killed in central Somalia town

MUGADISHO, Somalia (Keydmedia) - A famous and highly respected Somali Traditional elder has been shot and killed on Wednesday on the outskirts of Abud-wak town in central Somalia, local residents said.
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Qalif Hirse, was killed on early hours on Wednesday as he was heading to his home in the village of Lander which is just 26 Km away south of Abud-wak town. The killing of the elder created fighting tensions between the local clans in the region for revenge, according to witnesses.

The motive behind the murder is not unclear, and there is no word from Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a (ASWJ) a pro-government group that controls the town.

In an attempt to find out more about the incident, Keydmedia English News reporter in Mogadishu contacted some elders in Abud-waq town who said the murder \"is a shocking moment for all of us, all the peace loving people, Mr.Hirse was a peace loving man. We call Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a administration and law enforcement agencies to bring the culprits to justice as soon as possible.\" - Mogadishu, Somalia

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