Somalia’s security forces have shot dead a Government Minister, Abdullahi Sheikh Abas after mistaking him for a Militant Islamist.
Officials said the 31-year-old was killed in his vehicle near the Presidential palace in Mogadishu.
Mr Abas, the Public Works Minister became the country’s youngest lawmaker last November, when he defeated a former Minister.
The Information Minister, Abdirahman Osman, said several people had been arrested but did not give details.
Much of Somalia is still under the control of Militant Islamist group Al-Shabab, which is affiliated to Al-Qaeda.
Source: Channels Tv