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Gunmen kill governor, his brother in Somali capital

GUNMEN KILL GOVERNOR, HIS BROTHER IN SOMALI CAPITAL

The governor of central Galgaduud region and his brother were gunned down in Mogadishu's Yaaqshid district Friday night, according to an eyewitness and a militant group.

Governor Mohamed Ali Elmi and his brother Hassan Noor were visiting relatives when gunmen shot them, eyewitness Mohamed Ali told Anadolu Agency.

The al-Shabaab claimed the attack in a statement posted on a website affiliated with the armed group, saying the incident took place in Arafat village in the district.

Regional state MPs strongly condemned the killings.

Also, armed men killed a prominent regional elder identified as Gedi Firdhiye in Mogadishu's Dharkenley district on Friday night, a security official in the district said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

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