Five Qur'an teachers shot dead in Middle Shabelle
Unknown assailants have shot dead five Quranic teachers including two brothers in a coastal town in middle Shabelle on Thursday, officials confirm. The Quran teachers were at Quranic school when men armed with pistols approached them and fatally gunned them down in Adale Southern Middle Shabelle. Adele district commissioner Muse Ganey confirmed the incident saying police launched a manhunt for the assailants. “We think this is a clan war and we appeal to residents to assist the police with information to be able to succeed in apprehending the suspects,” he said. The victims were holding a religious congregation when unknown gunmen opened fire on them, leaving five dead, a witness said. The assailants escaped from the scene of the attack immediately after shooting.