A Kenyan Engineer working for a local fishing company was shot dead in Bossaso, a port city in eastern of Puntland State, Somali Police has said.
Reports say he was shot by a security guard following a disagreement between the two men.
Police says the shooter is in custody and investigation over the cause of the death is ongoing.
This is the first of its kind although the city is struggling with bomb and assassination attacks carried out by militant groups ISIS and Alshabaab.
In a separate incident, two soldiers were injured after the car over-ran landmine in Bossaso. The soldiers belonged to the United Arab Emirates trained Puntland Maritime Police Force( PMPF).
Last month, an audio recording obtained by The New York Times of a cellphone call with the Qatari ambassador to Somalia, a businessman close to the emir of Qatar said that the militants had carried out the bombing in Bosaso to advance Qatar’s interests by driving out its rival, the United Arab Emirates, had surfaced.
“The bombings and killings, we know who are behind them,” the businessman, Khalifa Kayed al-Muhanadi, said in the call on May 18, about a week after the bombing.
The violence was “intended to make Dubai people run away from there,” he said, referring to the Emirates’ financial capital. “Let them kick out the Emiratis, so they don’t renew the contracts with them and I will bring the contract here to Doha,” the capital of Qatar.
Qatar denied any involvement in bombings in Somalia or in Puntland. Somalia government says, they Qatar as they have denied the claim.