Almas was shot dead in Amisom controlled Halane as she was driving. She had served at the Somali Embassy in Kenya as a first secretary between 2016 and 2018. Almaas is sister to nobel nominee Ilwaad and SNA Liuetenant Col Iman Elman of the Somalia National Army.
Almas a Somali-Canadian is a daughter to Somali activist Elman Ahmed who was shot dead in Mogadishu in 1996. At the time of her death she was working at the Elman Peace Center.
Almas had earlier attended a EU sponsored meeting at the Amisom controlled Halane as a representative of Elman Peace.