Feb 11 2013 (Garowe Online) – A suicide bomber attempted to assassinate Deputy
Police Chief Gen. Muhyadin Ahmed Musse in car bomb attack in Galkayo Monday
morning, only the bomber died in the blast, Garowe Online reports.
According to a Puntland press release, 27 civilians were
injured in the blast and 3 police officers also sustained injuries in the
Gen. Muhyadin only received minor injuries from blast that
targeted his convoy which was parked in front of the central police station in
|Deputy Police Chief Gen. Muhyadin Ahmed Musse |
Eyewitnesses told GO, that a sedan packed full of explosives
rammed the convoy of the deputy police chief on outside the central police
station in Galkayo.
Authorities confirmed the eyewitness testimony, and stated
that the suicide bomber missed his target and hit a technical vehicle causing
both vehicles to explode injuring many bystanders and ripping the bombers’ body
One witness told GO, that the blast could be heard from
distance and that many civilians were injured in the attack.
“I was 5 blocks away when the blast happened and I
rushed to the scene where I saw many injured civilians, it was a gruesome scene”
said Jibril Abdihakim.
The injured are being treated at hospitals with only 15 of
the 27 were admitted for overnight stay.
Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack on
Puntland authorities stated that they will not stop there
fight against Al Shabaab operating in Puntland.