Al-Shabaab suicide bomber kill four including police commander in Puntland

Posted: August 4, 2014 in Africa News
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Reports from northern Somalia semi-autonomous city of Bosaso say an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber blew himself up at Police station, killing a commander, driver and two bodyguards according to officials on Monday, Garowe Online reported.

The Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Puntland Police Force Gen. Mohiyaden Ahmed Musse who
spoke with Garowe Online via telephone confirmed that assailant in suicide vest targeted Bari region Police Commander Col. Abdirahman Ali Abaas
(Muslim) inside the police compound.

On March 18, Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants killed the commander of Puntland Defence Force division operating near the difficult terrain of Golis and in Galgala area Col. Jama Saed Warsame in Ambush.

In December 2013, Al-Shabaab targeted convoy carrying anti-piracy unit soldiers with suicide bombing.

Puntland administration launched massive offensive against Al-Shabaab fighters in mid-2010, dislodging the extremists from large swathes along Golis Mountain range.

African Union peacekeepers alongside Somali National Army flushed the militants out of string of strategic towns in southern and central Somalia.

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