Somali administrator killed in landmine explosion

A landmine attack has killed the administrator of Ras Kamboni area in the Lower Jubba Region of Somalia.
Abdullahi Diriye’s vehicle hit a landmine outside the town, which exploded and seriously injured him. He died of his injuries shortly after.
Abdullahi Diriye was administrator in the area for the past nine years.
Al-Shabaab propaganda websites claimed that the attack also injured a number of Kenyan soldiers who were with the administrator, but this could not be independently verified.