Well-known trader gunned down in Kismayo

Unidentified assailants have today killed a well-known businessman in Somalia’s southern port city, Kismayo.

Abdullahi Abdisalam Ahmed who is the head of Amal money transfer services in Kismayo was shot and killed by gunmen who escaped the scene according to reports.

No group has yet claimed the responsibility for attack but it has the hallmarks of al-Shabaab assassinations.

The group targets business people who failed to pay al-Shabaab’s extortion.

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