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Security in Mogadishu is deteriorating, Former Mogadishu mayor says

Storyline:National News

The former mayor of Mogadishu has said that the security situation in the Somali capital is deteriorating amid the city has seen a string of preplanned attacks that claimed lives over ten people for the last 48 hours.

Gunmen killed six people in a drive-by shooting while six others were gunned down in separate incidents in Mogadishu in less than 72 hours.

Speaking to Goobjoog News, Mohamud Ahmed Noor Tarsan accused the government and security agencies for failing to set up effective strategies to thwart insecurity activities carry out by unknown people.

‘’The security is worsening and no effective measures have been taken by the security agencies and government.’’ said Tarsan.

On Wednesday evening six people, including two Turkish nationals, were killed when unidentified gunmen attacked a minibus carrying workers to a Turkish-run hospital in Mogadishu.

The gunmen, who were in a car, opened fire at the minibus as it passed in Mogadishu’s Hodan district.

In a separate incident on Wednesday, four people were killed, including three civilians in car bomb near Moalimnoor Bus Station.

Somalia’s Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke condemned the attack on workers of Deve Hospital.

“We condemn this cowardly act, and our thoughts are with the relatives of the victims and the Turkish government,” Sharmarke said in a statement. ”These innocent Turkish citizens have lost their lives while supporting their Somali brothers.”