Italian Nun Killed in Somalia
Yesterday a Somali cleric called for Muslims around the world to hunt down and kill the Pope. Well, the Pope isn’t in Somalia, of course, so the local RoP hunted down and killed a 70-year old nun instead: Gunmen shoot elderly nun dead. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
UNIDENTIFIED gunmen shot and killed an elderly Italian nun at a hospital in the Islamist-controlled Somali capital, witnesses and medical workers said.
The attackers entered the Austrian-funded SOS Hospital in southern Mogadishu’s Huriwa District and opened fire, killing the nun before escaping in the ensuing confusion, they said.
“They came into the compound and shot the nun and then ran away,” one medical worker said.
“We don’t know who they were.”
The nun, believed to be in her 70s, was one the longest-serving foreign members of the Catholic church in Somalia, a former Italian colony, officials said.