Al-Shabaab militants kill local official in Somalia’s Mogadishu

THE deputy commissioner for Wadajir district in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu – identified as Abdifatah Barre – was killed when Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants opened fire on his vehicle in the capital on 6 May.


Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, saying: We killed the deputy district commissioner and we shall continue killing the enemies. This is part of our operation in Mogadishu.