Unknown gunmen have shot dead nine volunteers in the outskirts of mogadishu in an attack that has all the hallmarks of Shabab attack.
The shooting happened at Hawo Abdi District.
The people shot dead were cleaning the road when gunmen opened fire at them, killing nine and injuring score other. Two women working at the scene were taken hostage and taken to undisclosed location.
“The gunmenk killed three women and six men,” Mohamed Hussein, the governor of the Lower Shabelle region said.
He added, that the attack was carried out by what he termed as Shabab elements. Several people with gunshot wounds were taken to Mogadishu hospitals.
The construction of the road was just last week unveiled by the Prime Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Kheyre. The construction was awarded to Turkish company. The finances are to be availed by the State of Qatar.
Several attack were reported along that road.
Meanwhile, two people were similarly shot dead in Baladweyne. A member of the Somali National Army and a civilian were shot dead in Howlwadaag neighborhood, residents confirmed.