04/08/08 (B459) Shabelle Media Network : Un ex Colonel somalien tué de six balles, dans un district du Nord par un groupe armé inconnu. / Ex-Somali army officer killed in southern district (Info lecteur – En Anglais)

Unknown armed groups have shot dead in Afgoi district a renowned former army official on Sunday night eyewitnesses said.

The officer whose name Col. Jabhad was killed at Khat selling market in the locale.

“He was hit six rounds of bullets; he fell on the ground and suddenly died” Eyewitness Mohamed Nor Haji said.

The decease officer was a former military officer although it’s unknown his army position.

Its yet unknown the motives/groups behind his killing.

The killing of this officer comes as IDP man was similarly killed in the similar district.

Elsewhere two people have been killed in clashes within Somali government troops in Afgoi on Sunday.

The soldiers were reported to have had heated discussion on unknown affairs before they started to open fire on each other.

Thousands of internally displaced people are living in the district mostly fled from Somali capital Mogadishu when heavy clashes and violent acts started in the city.