MOGADISHU, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Unknown gunmen on Friday killed six people including soldiers in Afgooye, about 30 km south of the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
A security officer said three soldiers and three civilians were shot dead by armed assailants at a market in Afgooye.
The officer, who declined to be named, said the killing took place after Friday prayers when young men with pistols shot dead three soldiers in the market.
He said three women who witnessed the incident were also killed by the young gunmen who fled the scene after the incident.
No group has claimed responsibility for the killing. Terror group al-Shabab has conducted similar attacks in the Horn of Africa nation.
The group staged attacks despite increased military operations by Somali and African Union peacekeeping forces against the insurgents as part of efforts to stabilize the Horn of Africa nation.