One people has been killed and another one wounded after several gunmen in SNA uniform raided a shop in Mogadishu’s Dharkaynley district on Friday night in the latest violent robbery targeting civilians across Mogadishu.
The gunmen who were armed with pistols and AK47 riffles made away with unspecified amount of money after shooting their victim to death during the attack that is believed to have lasted half an hour, according to resident who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“The gunmen entered the shop pretending to be customers before they ordered the shop assistants to lie down but the attendants tried to repel. The robbers opened fire leading the death of one of shop attendants and injured the other one,” said the witness.
Somali security forces afterwards arrived on the scene, conducting a search operation nearby in pursuit of killers, but they did not manage to arrest the culprits.
Attacks against locals by unknown gunmen have increased in recent months in Mogadishu, but mainly take place in the districts of Dharkenley and Wadajir where assailants with SNA uniform are active.