A landmine blast killed the security chief of Deynile district Abdishakur Rage (Abdi Yare) while he was on the outskirts of Deynile district.
Reports say that a vehicle carrying the commander, known as Abdi Bilaha, was hit by the blast while security forces were conducting security operations in Ceel Shaale area on the outskirts of Daynile district.
The blast also killed three of his bodyguards, according to witnesses and several others wounded, who were taken to a hospital in Mogadishu.
Security officials in Daynile district in Benadir region have not yet commented on the blast, but al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the blast, saying it killed the security chief of Daynile district and 11 soldiers accompanying him.
Abdishakur Rage (Abdi Yare), the commander of the security forces in Deynile district, was among the officials who visited the Burdheere department in Deynile district yesterday, where a crisis was resolved.