Roadside Blast Kills A District Official, Bodyguard In Mogadishu
A roadside bomb has killed a local district official in Mogadishu on Thursday, the latest assassination targeting Somali government officials and security personnel in the city.
A witness told that Ali Abdi Geedi known as [Farayare] has died after a bomb planted on former perfume factory road struck a vehicle he was travelling in.
A bodyguard was among the dead while another has sustained injuries in the attack, according to the witness who asked to remain anonymous.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, which bore the hallmark of Al-Shabaab which often carries out attacks in the capital, and elsewhere in the country.