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Somali-Canadian Aid-worker Shot Dead At UN Base Mogadishu Featured

Former  First Secretary at the Somali Embassy in Kenya  Nairobi and a renowned peace activist  Almas Elman was on Tuesday shot dead within the UNited Nations/Amisom base in the capital Mogadishu.

Almas was heading to catch a flight back to Nairobi at the Aden Abdille International Airport which is less than a kilometer away when she was shot dead under unnclear circumstances. The Somali-Canadian had just attended an EU sponsored meeting at the UN base which is in the green zone part of Mogadishu.

She succumbed to the bullet wounds at the hospital.

Medical sources told Horn24 that Almas was several months pregnant. Her unborn child did not survive. Almas is among the three Somali-Canadian daughters of Elman Ahmed, a peace activist who was shot dead by militia in Mogadishu in 1996.

She is sister to former Somalia National Army soldier and now a top Somali Police Officer Liuetenant Col. Iman Elman and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ilwad Elman. She had wedded Zakariya Hersi in December 2018 and was looking forward to celebrate her first anniversary in a few weeks to come.

No group has claimed responsibility for the killing as police launch a probe and the public question how a civilian was killed within the fortified UN base.

The bullet that cut short the life of peace activist Almas Elman. Police have launched investigation




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