Six killed, including two female teachers, in a deadly day in Mogadishu
Mogadishu (Harar24) – A number of shootings in the Somali capital of Mogadishu have left six people dead in one of the most violent days the city has witnessed in the recent weeks.
According to witnesses and officials two female school teachers at a local daycare were among those shot dead this morning, after unknown gunmen killed them at Mogadishu’s Dharkenley district, while they were heading for work. According to people close to them the two had recently graduated from Simad University. The reasons for their killing and who was behind them remain unknown.
Three government soldiers were also gunned down in a drive-by shooting at the Bulohubey area in the Wadajir district of Mogadishu, additionally another man by the name of Mohamed Justo, who was employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was also shot dead. Both attacks were claimed by the Islamist Al-Shabaab movement.
In a separate incident at the Suqa Holaha neighborhood in the northern parts of the city, an AMISOM convoy was subject to the targeting of an IED explosion, with reports suggesting that several AMISOM soldiers were killed in the attack.
Today’s deadly attacks in Mogadishu come at a time of rigorous power struggles between top government officials, with many believing that as security deteriorates amidst these disagreements, Somalia could well be heading into unpromising times ahead.