Somali security forces shot and killed Nur Barahow, a senior commander of al-Shabaab’s Amniyat intelligence unit, in Mogadishu’s Huriwa district on Saturday (August 9th), Somalia’s RBC Radio reported.
The security forces carried out the operation on a house where Barahow was hiding near the SOS Hospital after obtaining intelligence about his whereabouts, according to Ministry of National Security spokesperson Mohamed Yusuf Osman.
“The security apparatus launched a successful operation after receiving information from the local community,” he said. “The security forces ordered Nur Barahow to surrender but he started to resist and that led to his death.”
Security forces arrested two other al-Shabaab members who were serving as guards for Barahow, Osman told reporters.
Barahow had been living for the past three years in Mogadishu and the Lower Shabelle region, where he was believed to be a key figure in al-Shabaab’s intelligence unit responsible for assassinating government officials.