The Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed the murder of four Intelligence officers in Mogadishu on Monday.

In a statement, Al-Shabaab said its fighters ambushed NISA plain-clothed agents and shot them dead at the Bundoyinka area in the capital’s Waberi district.

The assailants fled the scene before the arrival of the Somali security forces.

There were no immediate comments from NISA on the assassination.