Somalia: Four assailants shot dead in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali police soldiers have shot and killed four suspected assailants, including a woman in the capital, Mogadishu.
In a statement, the police said the victims had attempted to kill educational ministry official identified as Abdi Garre at Howlwadag area of Mogadishu.
“We have neutralized all the shooters after we received tips. We will never tolerate such insecurity acts”, the statement said.
Garre was unharmed in the botched assassination attempt on his life on Friday.
Mogadishu capital has seen deadly terror attacks and assassinations that left dozens dead, with some of those attacks were claimed by al Shabaab.
Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked group, has been fighting for more than ten years in Somalia.
The group wants to overthrow the weak UN-backed government in Somalia and impose its own strict interpretation of Islamic law.
It has lost control of many towns and cities to a 22,000-strong African Union force supporting the government.
But the group still has a strong presence in many rural areas.