District official attacked at his residence in Mogadishu

Suspected al-Shabaab assailants were reported to have tossed hand grenades into the house of Hodan district commissioner in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday, Garowe Online reports.

Security officials said the incident occurred early evening with no causalities, as the attackers targeted the former official Ahmed Salad Ibrahim.

The assailants fled the crime scene before the arrival of the Police authorities who cordoned off the area for investigation.

Ibrahim was replaced by the new Mayor of Mogadishu last month, who appointed new districts officials after assuming the office.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Police authorities are accusing al-Shabaab group behind the failed attempt against the official

So far no statement was released from the Banadir regional administration regarding the attack.

This incident coincides amid major security operations carried out by joint security forces comprise of Police, military and Intelligence agency who are assigned for “Mogadishu Stabilization Mission” during the holy month of Ramadan.

Source: Garowe Online

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