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Al shabaab fighters targeted Somali Civil Aviation director

By Tajuddin
In Local News
Sep 20th, 2014

Eng. Ali Madobe

Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT.SO)- At least two people were killed when members of terrorist group al-Shabaab riddled the car of a senior Somali government official with bullets, security officials said on Saturday.

Four attackers in a luxury vehicle fired at the car of Director General of the Somali Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority (SCAMA) Eng. Ali Mohamoud Ibrahim “Madobe” in Wadajir district of capital Mogadishu.

Security Sources said that Ali Madobe was targeted and attacked while he was on his way to work by four suspected al-Shabaab fighters armed with pistols and an AK47 rifle .

Mr. Madobe’s driver and bodyguard were killed in the attack, while Mr. Madobe was seriously injured.

Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Mus’ab confirmed the group’s responsibility for the attack on radio al-Andalus shortly after the shooting.

Security forces sealed off the area of the attack. An investigation was under way, according to Wadajir district administration official Ali Abdulle.

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