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Al-Shabaab defector killed in kismayo

Former al-Shabaab fighters who reportedly renounced group’s violence has been killed in Kismayo of Lower Jubba region.

The victim who was identified as Omar Yaqinudin was said to have been attacked by men armed with pistols.

According to witnesses, the assassins hit the man in the head, resulting in him to die on the spot.

Jubbaland administration has not yet commented on the incident.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

There is no information about when the victim defected from al-Shabaab and if he underwent rehabilitation.

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