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Somalia declares 3 days of mourning over mayor's death

Thursday August 1, 2019

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declared three days of mourning to honor the late mayor of Somali capital Mogadishu who died in a terrorist attack, state media reported.

He also ordered the national flag to fly at half-staff.

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Abdirahman Omar Osman, better known as Eng. Yariisow, died at a hospital in Doha, Qatar after suffering serious wounds in a bombing at his office last week claimed by al-Shabaab.

He was airlifted from Mogadishu and taken to Doha.

The Turkish diplomatic mission in Somalia described the late mayor of Mogadishu as a “brilliant son” of Somalia and offered condolences to the Somali people.

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