An engineer working with a Turkish company was killed yesterday in a targeted bomb attack in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although Al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shaabab rebels have been blamed for a string of killings targeting politicians, returning diaspora and anyone linked to foreign companies or the internationally-backed government.
“He was a construction engineer and worked with Turkish companies. We don’t know why he was targeted but investigations are going on,” said police officer Abdilahi Mohamed.
“They attached an explosive device to his car and remotely detonated it,” he added.
Last week a US-Somali engineer was shot dead in Mogadishu.