Islamist gunmen killed four airport workers in a drive-by shooting in the centre of Mogadishu on Monday, the police and rebels said, showing the rebels can still carry out attacks in the capital even as they lose territory in the countryside.
The Mogadishu airport's deputy director was one of the people killed, according to Nur Ismail, a police officer. The attack took place near the airport in K4, a bustling business district. "Armed men in a car opened fire on Mogadishu airport aviation workers," Ismail said. "The workers died then and there and the attackers escaped."