Four People Killed in Shooting Near Turkey’s Embassy in Somalia

© AP Photo/ Farah Abdi Warsameh


According to Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities, the armed men opened fire from a car targeting a group of Turkish citizens. Two of them were shot dead, as well as two citizens of Somalia.

The shooters reportedly fled the scene, no extremist group active in the country claimed responsibility for the attack at the moment.

The al-Shabaab Islamic terrorist group is a particular threat to the peace and security in Somalia, targeting the government as well as neighboring countries that deploy troops in the region. The group is notorious for committing gun and suicide attacks both in Somalia and in neighboring Kenya.

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