Somalia: Somali Shebab jihadists confirm death of prominent leader

Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Somali jihadist movement Shebab has confirmed the death of Mohamed Dhouyadeyni, one of its most preeminent leaders.

The Voice of Somalia news website quoting a statement issued on Saturday by the Shebab movement confirmed that their leader was killed in the south of the country by government forces in collaboration with international forces during a military operation early this month.

According to the statement, Dhouyadeyni was born in 1966 in Kenya. He graduated from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, in the 1990s before embarking on preaching and jihad in Somalia.

He is suspected of organising the 2015 the attack on Kenya's Garissa University in 2015 in which 148 people died.
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