Gunman kills clan elder in Bosaso mosque

An armed assailant has just killed a man in a mosque in Bosaso,Puntland.

Bashir Musa Konte, a clan elder, was killed while awaiting the Friday prayers by unknown pistol-wielding man, faithfuls who witnessed the shooting said.

“He was sitted at the second row reading the Quran when he was shot dead,” Mahdi Abdullahi, a witness said.

The assailant later escaped arrest after he hurled hand grenade at the security detail Manning the front grate to Al Mubarak mosque.

No one was injured in the hand grenade attack. Local security agencies said they are doing investigations to apprehend the killer.

Bashir Musa Konte was among the well know figures in East of Puntland