Mogadishu mayor, Abdirahman Omar Osman dies in Qatar – report


August 1,2019 (RBB NEWS) – Mogadishu mayor, Abdirahman Omar Osman has died in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, according to Farhan Jimale, a senior journalist at BBC News.

He was in Qatar for medical treatment of his injuries he sustained from an attack last week. The mayor was seriously injured in a suicide bombing attack at his office last week on July 24.

The attack also wounded nine of his staff members while six of his colleagues were reported to be dead.

The Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group Al-Shabaab claimed the responsibility of the attack, claiming that they intended to target newly-appointed United Nations envoy James Swan who met the Mayor of Mogadishu at his office earlier that day.