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Local council official shot dead in Las-Anod in Somaliland

Storyline:National News, Security

GOOBJOOG NEWS|LAS-ANOD: A local council representative was shot dead under unclear circumstances Saturday night in Las-Anod town, in Somaliland’s Sool region.

According to sources, Abdirizak Elmi aka Ardoofe was gunned down at the front yard of his home by unknown assailants who immediately fled the scene.

The late Elmi who was a member of Waddani opposition party and was elected to office during the May Parliamentary and Local Government elections.

Following the killing, residents took to the streets in protest of the killing. There was no immediate comment from local authorities.