World Somalia Security Takes Minister For Islamist, Guns Him Down



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Somalia’s security forces have shot dead a Government Minister, Abdullahi Sheikh Abas after mistaking him for a Militant Islamist.

Officials said the 31-year-old was killed in his vehicle near the Presidential palace in Mogadishu.

Mr Abas, the Public Works Minister became the country’s youngest lawmaker last November, when he defeated a former Minister.

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The Information Minister, Abdirahman Osman, said several people had been arrested but did not give details.

Much of Somalia is still under the control of Militant Islamist group Al-Shabab, which is affiliated to Al-Qaeda.