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Mogadishu, 5 October 2007 - A Deputy attorney general of the transitional federal government, Abdul-kadir sheik Mohamed Ayatollah, has been killed in a bomb explosion in Bakara market in Mogadishu on Friday.

Ayatollah and along with his companion have died on the spot after armed men believed to be insurgents hurled a hand grenade on his car while driving through Bakara market, one the most recent violent places in Mogadishu.

Eyewitnesses say, after the explosion the attackers fired more bullets on the victims bringing their sudden death.

The dead body of the deputy attorney general of the Transitional government could not be taken away from where he was assassinated; his body was on the ground for several hours, for there have been an exchange of gunfire between insurgents and government police force who wanted to lift the body of the deputy general, According to eyewitnesses near scene.

It has been reported that the relatives of the deceased officer have lately managed to carry his body from where the assassination had taken place.

The deceased aged 43 held different posts for the former Somali governments and he has left behind one daughter and her mother.

The officials of the TFG govt. have accused insurgents of being behind his assassination and they said that they will track down the perpetrators.

Source: Shabelle Media Network


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