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Friday, August 08, 2008

Shabaab Continues their Murderous Rampage of Long Term Aid Workers in Somalia

MOGADISHU (AFP) - A well-known Somali aid worker who had been running the country's largest orphanage for 18 years was gunned down Wednesday south of Mogadishu, witnesses and relatives said.

Abdikadir Yusuf Kariye was the head of an orphanage in Lafole -- a town some 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Mogadishu -- which has been providing shelter for many children fleeing the deadly civil strife in the capital.

"Two unidentified men armed with handguns shot him three times in the head as he was entering his home. He is dead now," his younger brother Mohamed Yusuf Kariye told AFP.
"He leaves behind about 200 orphans in the centre he had been running for 18 years," he added.
"Many orphans and displaced families will miss him, there's no doubt. Nobody knows why anyone would target a man like him, who looks after the needy," said Mohamed Moalim Ali, an elder in Lafole who witnessed the murder.
"I saw the attackers running away after they shot him. He died on the spot, right in front of his house," he said.

The Rest @ Yahoo News
Another Report of what appears to be the same incident

Mogadishu, Somalia A Somali aid worker has been shot dead by al-shabaab close to Somali capital later on Wednesday eyewitnesses has said.Abdu Qadir Abdi Yusuf known as Owliyo the supervisor of KM13 IDPs area was killed in the similar area on the northern outskirt of Mogadishu.“He was fired nine rounds of bullets, he suddenly died” IDP woman Qadro Mohamud told.
A group of armed men shot dead Mr Owliyo at about 6:01 local consecutive attacks against the aid workers operating in Somalia

The Rest @ Terror Free Somalia

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