A Turkish engineer has been shot dead in a drive-by-shooting by suspected Al shabaab assassins in Somali capital, Mogadishu, police said on Friday.
Capt. Hassan Ibrahim, a senior police officer said gunmen believed to be Al shabaab members in a minivan have killed the Turkish national as he was leaving out of mosque in Mogadishu after friday prayers.
The officer said the Turk has been rushed to hospital with critical wounds, but minutes later he passed away at a Turkish-run hospital in Hodon district in Mogadishu.
The culprits who carried out the assassination sped-off in a car shortly before police arrived at the shooting scene, according to Osman Barre, an Eyewitness.
Expelled from Mogadishu in 2011, the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab militants still conducting assassinations and car bombs in the capital, targeting Somali army and AU troops bases as well as diplomatic missions.
By Omar Nor, freelance Journalist in Mogadishu