ICC Note: Al-Shabaab has brought in fear and chaos to Somalia and its neighbors. Unfortunately, the authorities have not been able to bring order and peace into Somalia since these radicals seem to always be ahead of them. Al-Shabaab has been responsible for the deaths of many innocent civilians, including Christians, who are seen as second class citizens because of their religion.
05/04/2017, Somalia (Reuters) – Somali security forces shot dead a minister for public works in his car in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday after mistaking him for an Islamist militant, officials said.
Mogadishu mayoral spokesman Abdifatah Omar Halane said the minister, Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, who was also a lawmaker, was killed “by mistake – they opened fire on his car accidentally. May God rest his soul”.