Unidentified gunmen have carried out a yet another targeted assassination in Mogadishu, the conflict-recovering Somali capital on Monday night.

Witnesses said men armed with pistols have gunned down a Somali government soldier near the administrative headquarters of Waberi district and fled the scene.

The security forces arrived at the shooting area in the aftermath of the murder and detained at least 10 people in connection with the soldier’s killing.

No group has yet claimed credit for the assassination, which was the latest in a surge of attacks in Mogadishu over the past few months.