Somalia: Hzibul Islam official assassinated in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Mareeg)—Gunmen armed with pistols have shot dead a commander of Hizbul Islam rebels in Bakaro market in Mogadishu, witnesses said on Tuesday.

Barre Ali Barre, a prominent commander of Hizbul Islam group has been killed in the market by gunmen.

No group has immediately claimed the responsibility of the killing , but there has been conflict and dispute between Hizbul Islam and al Shabaab militants in Mogadishu in recent days.

The deceased commander survived a bomb attack in Mogadishu last month.

He declared that his group Raskamboni did not officials merged with al Shabaab when the founder of the group Sheikh Hassan Turki joined al Shabaab.

Mareeg Online

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