Turkish Airlines official killed in attack on company car in Somalia
ISTANBULTurkish Airlines’ security chief was killed when a company car was attacked in Mogadishu, Turkish Ambassador Kani Torun said May 27.
Saadettin Doğan reportedly died after being hit in the head in the attack.
Turkey’s Mogadishu Embassy has contacted Somali officials to urge that they conduct an investigation to identify and capture the assailants.
Doğan, who was the chief of a security company giving service to THY, was traveling with a Somali citizen in their car was attacked. Doğan was hit by four bullets fired by unidentified people.
Doğan was immediately taken to hospital, but could not be saved.
Officials from Foreign Ministry said they were keeping in touch with Somali authorities, adding that the perpetrators and motive for the attack remains unclear.
Previously, a suicide bomb attack conducted in front of the Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu resulted in the death of Turkish police officer Sinan Yılmaz. Al-Qaida-linked militants from al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for that attack.