Somalia investigating death of security officials

Somalia’s President Mohamed Farmajo has ordered an investigation following an incident in which Somali security forces opened fire on each other on Wednesday, resulting in the death of four of them.

Report says Military officials at a security checkpoint opened fire on National Intelligence Service officers, who were not in uniform.

The incident has once again highlighted problems around the coordination of security in the capital, Mogadishu.

Sources said the fighting erupted after the soldiers blocked a convoy carrying a former Intelligence chief.

All the officers involved have been arrested, and police are reviewing CCTV footage

In a similar incident in May,  a government minister was killed after soldiers opened fire on his convoy, close to the presidential palace.

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