Axar.az
UP

Axar.Az Logo

Gunfire in Somali capital kills public works minister

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Somalia's Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction Abbas Siraj was shot dead in capital Mogadishu on Wednesday evening following a gunfire from Somali government forces, officials said.

Axar.az reports citing to Anadolu Agency the incident took place in front of the presidential place in Mogadishu.

Mohamed Bulle, a police captain in the area, told Anadolu Agency over the telephone that the 31-year-old minister was killed after forces belonging to Somali government opened fire into his car near the state house in Warta Nabada district.

“Abbas Siraj, Somalia's public works and reconstruction minister, was killed near the presidential palace by government soldiers. We don’t yet know the motive behind this [shooting] but an investigation is underway," Captain Bulle said.

Information Minister Abdirahman Osman Yerisow also confirmed the incident in a short statement posted on his Facebook account, saying the “Somali minister of public works died this evening in Mogadishu following gunfire from soldiers”.

A former humanitarian worker, Abbas Sheikh Abdulahi Siraj grew up in Dadab, the world’s largest refugee camp in northeastern Kenya. He was the youngest member of the Somali cabinet, as well as the youngest MP.

Date
2017.05.04 / 10:59
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Pakistan envoy

Xi unwilling to accept vaccines despite threat protest

Trump calls to suspend Constitution, White House fires back

Herzog set to take off for first state visit to Bahrain

Israel hits Gaza with air strikes after rocket fire

Putin falls down stairs, soils himself at official residence

Slutsky threatened the West with "star wars".

Turkish, French FMs hold phone talk

There was another explosion in Kherson

The US sent F-15 fighters to Poland

Latest
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla