Somali persecutor shot dead in Mogadishu


MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali persecutor has been shot and killed by gunmen on board a motorcycle in the capital of Mogadishu.

The victim, whose name has been released as Mohamed Mursal was gunned down by men armed with pistols at Hodan district of Mogadishu, a witness said.

He says the killers escaped with luxury car, shortly after the assassination.

Mursal was working for General Attorney’s office in the capital.

Somali police arrived at the crime scene and launched an operation over the killing.

Mursal’s body was reportedly taken into criminal investigation department for further investigation.

Somali armed group Al Shabaab has claimed the responsibility for Wednesday’s assassination through its website.

The group says it has been responsible for the killing.

The al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab has carried out similar attack in the capital for last couple months.

The group which wants to topple the weak-western backed government of Somalia was driven out of Mogadishu in 2011, but still hold large swaths in south and central Somalia.