Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji

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Abbas in 2017

Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji (Somali: Cabaas Cabdulaahi Sheikh Siraaji) (15 August 1985 – 3 May 2017)[1] was a Somali politician. He briefly served as the Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction from 4 April 2017 until his death in 3 May 2017.[2]

Siraji was shot and killed on 3 May 2017 when soldiers opened fire as he drove his vehicle near Villa Somalia at the age of 31.[1] The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. Media reports said the soldiers may have perceived Siraji's vehicle as a threat.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Somalia's Public Works Minister shot dead in Mogadishu". BNO News. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  2. "Minister Handover ceremony – Ministry of Public Works & Reconstruction". Retrieved 2017-04-06.