Somali Islamists claim to have killed senior military official in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU – Somali armed group Al Shabaab has claimed to have shot and killed a senior military official earlier on Thursday in the capital of Mogadishu.

The group says its fighters killed a lieutenant, Abdulkadir Ibrahim Abdulle while on his way to work at Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu.

The killers fled from the crime scene uncaught.

Somali police arrived at the site and started an investigation over the killing.

No arrests have been made so far.

Mogadishu has been hit by suicide explosions and assassinations, with some of those attacks were claimed by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.