Somali town police commissioner killed in bomb attack

Abdikadir Osman Mursal, the police chief in Afgoye town, Lower Shabelle Region, has been killed after his vehicle triggered a roadside bomb outside the town yesterday.

The vehicle was hit while passing Lafole, killing the police official and three of his security guards.

The attack was claimed by the Al-Shabaab militant group, according to reports published by the group’s propaganda websites.

Using hit teams and remotely controlled explosive devises, Al-Shabaab has been carrying out a campaign of endless assassinations targeting government and security officials across the country.