Al-Shabaab kills government officials in Gedo

Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen Monday night killed two government officials in Busaar , a small town in southwest Somalia region of Gedo, an army official has told Midnimo.

Heavily armed militants shot dead the area deputy administration officer Osman Abdinoor Abdirahman and the head of social affairs Mohamed Hussein Ibrahim inside a restaurant in Busaar town, according to regional army spokesman Col. Warfa Sheikh Adan.

Col. Adan said Busar police boss was also present at the restaurant during the attack but managed to escape unhurt, adding that government troops are now pursuing the assailants who managed to escaped the scene of the incident.

Busaar is just about 40 kilometres from the border town of El-Wak and is among the several towns in the region Al-Shabaab lost control early in 2011.

By : Midnimo News Center

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