Hodan district commissioner shot dead upon return from Turkey for treatment

A Mogadishu district official who survived a bomb attack on his car and underwent successful treatment in Turkey was gunned down Wednesday night after a shoot-out with government security forces in Mogadishu.

Hodan District Commissioner Abdihakim Dhagajuun was felled by a bullet at a junction located between Howlwadag and Warta Nabada district in Mogadishu.

Banaadir regional governor Omar Filish confirmed the incident noting Dhagajuun was killed following a shoot-out between security forces at Howlwadag and Aden Adde road.

The governor added that two of Dhagajuun’s bodyguards were injured in the incident and are currently recovering.

Filish, who also doubles as Mogadishu mayor, announced a seven-member team to organize the official investigations, adding that funeral preparations were already underway.

Dhagajuun had been working as Hodan’s district commissioner since July 2018.

Dhagajuun had just arrived in the country on Tuesday from Turkey, where he was being treated for an IED attack last November. He survived but needed to be evacuated due to his injuries.


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