Gunmen on Sunday night carried out two separate assassinations in Mogadishu’s Dayniile and Yaaqshiid districts, killing a police officer and a university lecturer.
In the first incident in Yaaqshiid, gunmen armed with pistols shot dead a police officer attached to the Banadir Criminal Investigation Department.
The victim was identified as Hassan Dheere. The assailants managed to escape from the scene before security forces arrived to conduct a search investigation. However, no arrests were made.
The second incident took place in Oodwayne neighbourhood in Dayniile district where gunmen shot dead a university lecturer.
The victim who was identified as Ismail Addow, was one of the lecturers at the Sharia Faculty of the Somalia University in the capital. It is not yet clear why he was murdered, but his killing becomes part of the series of assassinations taking place in the capital in recent years.