6 killed in Somalia shootings

imgGunmen have killed six people in a drive-by shooting, including two Turkish hospital workers, in the latest violence to hit Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, authorities said on Thursday.
“Six civilians, two of them Turkish nationals, have been killed, and six more were wounded,” said Abdifatah Omar Halane, spokesperson for the Mogadishu city authorities. The shooting took place late Wednesday, and those killed also included the driver and security guards of the Turks.
“Security forces are pursuing the attackers,” Halane said.
Somalia’s Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke condemned the attack.
“We condemn this cowardly act, and our thoughts are with the relatives of the victims and the Turkish government,” Sharmarke said in a statement. “These innocent Turkish citizens have lost their lives while supporting their Somali brothers.”
Turkey is a major investor in, and donor to, Somalia.
No group has so far claimed responsibility.
In a separate incident on Wednesday, witnesses said four people were killed, including three civilians caught in the crossfire, during a shootout between members of rival units within the Somali army.

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