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Mogadishu district official killed in blast

MOGADISHU (SD) – Mogadishu official has died from IED explosion in the northern suburb of Somali capital, Mogadishu, Somali information minister has confirmed Tuesday.

 In a statement, the ministry said Abdi Mohamed Mohamud who was the deputy in charge of security and political affairs in Daynile district succumbed to injuries in the mid-morning incident in Daru-salam area.

“Terrorist attack using a landmine killed on Tuesday, Daynile Deputy District Commissioner Abdi Mohamed Mohamud,” the statement reads in part.

Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

The attack adds to such increasing attacks against local district officials in Mogadishu amid a fragile security situation following the ongoing electoral stalemate.

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