Somali Militants Kill a Regional Minister in a Pistol Attack

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somali militants shot dead a regional Minister in the town of Jowhar in the Middle Shabelle region, officials have confirmed on Tuesday.

Al-Shabaab assassins armed with pistols shot dead the Agriculture Minister of Somalia’s Hirshabelle regional state Abdikadir Abukar Mohamed better known as Karani.

The Minister was appointed a few months ago by the regional president Mohamed Abdi Ware.

The assailants are said to have escaped following the attack that took place in Kulmis neighborhood in the town of Jowhar.

Al-Shabaab armed group said it was behind the attack that comes a few weeks after the militant group killed a regional member of parliament on the road linking Mogadishu and Jowhar.

Regional Speaker of Parliament Osman Barre Mohamed has warned Hirshabelle officials and MPs to increase vigilance over similar Al-Shabaab assassination-style attacks.

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