CAPETOWN,(SAHALNEWS)-At least 11 people have been killed in gang attacks in South Africa as they become target of xenophobia attacks mostly perpetrated by their neighbors in recent weeks.

Most of attacks occurred in Limpopo, Gueteng and Western Cape regions as police remain handcuffed to respond on the deadly attacks targeting Somalis in the country.

Deputy Somali community Chief Shiekh Omar Ukun has said that more than 10 people have been assassinated while at their business premises in those regions, calling authorities to act rapidly.

“Heavily armed mobs are hunting Somali owned business in the country and deliberately torching their businesses with no intention “Sheikh Omar has told reporters in Capetown.

Somali Gov’t which is now trying to occupy Al-shabaab vacated regions in southern regions sent an appeal to its South African counterpart over protecting Somali civilians.

Hunderds of foreign nationals mostly Africans have also met similar attacks despite having strong government’s that can defend their rights.