Gunmen Kill Somali Man, 100 Arrested

Ahmed Nure Awdiini was a prominent businessman

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 26, 2012 4:15 PM CST

(Newser) – It's not the kind of math you see every day: A prominent Somali businessman was assassinated in Mogadishu, and more than 100 people have subsequently been arrested for questioning, reports the BBC. Gunmen reportedly fired at Ahmed Nure Awdiini outside his office, striking him in the chest. Awdiini led the business community in the country's biggest market, which had fallen under the control of al-Shabab and was recaptured by African Union and government troops last year. Police have not discussed motive.

A Somali government soldier looks over at a closed restaurant as he patrols in Bakara Market junction in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011.
A Somali government soldier looks over at a closed restaurant as he patrols in Bakara Market junction in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011.   (AP Photo/ Ali Bashi)
In this photo of Tuesday Aug. 9, 2011 released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team, a woman walks through the deserted streets of Bakara Market.
In this photo of Tuesday Aug. 9, 2011 released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team, a woman walks through the deserted streets of Bakara Market.   (AP Photo/ AU-UN IST/ Stuart Price)
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