BREAKING: Somalia’s youngest cabinet minister shot dead in Mogadsishu

The Minister for Public Works and Reconstruction was shot dead in Mogadishu today. Early reports say that 31-year-old Abbas Abdullahi Siraji – the youngest Somali minister in the Somali cabinet – was shot dead at the front gates of Villa Somalia this evening by Somali government soldiers as his car approached the compound.

Abbas Siraji made headlines earlier this year with his inspiring story that saw him go from the largest refugee camp in the world, Dadaab, to being appointed a Federal Government Minister in Somalia.

The specific details surrounding Mr. Siraji’s death are still unknown.HOL will follow the developments closely.