Somali peace activist, shot dead by gunmen in Mogadishu

Mogadishu (BTV) – Sheikh Ali Mohamed Osman, a Somali peace activist, was shot dead by gunmen in Mogadishu in the last few hours.

The victim was killed in the capital Mogadishu, near the Siliga Maraykan area, as confirmed by independent witnesses.

According to reports, the elder peace activist was shot dead while he was at his business premises, and the perpetrators fled the scene right away as indicated by witnesses.

Somali security forces also arrived at the scene and conducted a brief investigation.

There is no word yet from security officials as well as the administration of Wadajir district in Benadir region.

The killings come as a series of security crackdowns are taking place in Mogadishu past recent days by security forces, particularly the Somali Police Force, following the deadly attack on the Elite Hotel in Mogadishu last week.

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