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Gunmen kill former Hirshabelle Minister of Agriculture in Mogadishu

Monday July 24, 2023

Mogadishu (HOL) - Gunmen killed the former Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation of Hirshabelle, Hassan Ahmed Mudey, in the Yaqshid district of Mogadishu on Sunday.

According to residents, the assailants targeted Mudey shortly after he left the mosque, where he had performed the Asr prayer. The gunmen managed to escape from the scene before security forces arrived.

Al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for the killing.

The deceased previously held the Minister of Agriculture position during the term of the second Hirshabelle President, Dr. Mohamed Abdi Waare, who currently serves as the Somali Special Presidential Envoy for Civilian Protection and Stabilization.

Hirshabelle regional President, Ali Gudlawe Hussein, has strongly condemned the killing of the former Minister and extended his heartfelt condolences to Mudey's family.

This incident occurred just one day after Dahir Mohamed Kaanti, a local government official from the Jowhar district, was killed in a landmine explosion at the livestock market in Jowhar.