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Somali Military Man accused of killing a civilian executed in Gedo region
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Somali Military Man accused of killing a civilian executed in Gedo region

A Somali National Army (SNA) officer who was indicted for shooting dead a civilian last year has been executed in South West Somalia in Gedo region after being found guilty of manslaughter.

Abdi Hassan Dhafoor was executed by a firing squad in Luuq district after a military court said he was responsible for the killing of a rickshaw driver identified as Sugow G Iyow on March 3, 2021, at Luuq police station.

The motive behind the killing of the civilian could be immediately established however cases of Somali soldiers assaulting and shooting dead civilians in broad daylight in the capital Moqadishu and across the country has been soaring recently.

The Family of the deceased attended the execution which was carried out in an open area in Luuq district.

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