Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declared three days of mourning to honor the late mayor of Somali capital Mogadishu who died in a terrorist attack, state media reported.
He also ordered the national flag to fly at half-staff.
Abdirahman Omar Osman, better known as Eng. Yariisow, died at a hospital in Doha, Qatar after suffering serious wounds in a bombing at his office last week claimed by al-Shabaab.
He was airlifted from Mogadishu and taken to Doha.
The Turkish diplomatic mission in Somalia described the late mayor of Mogadishu as a “brilliant son” of Somalia and offered condolences to the Somali people.