Somalia: Puntland official survives assassination attempt


GALKAIO, Somalia, April 7, 2015 (Garowe Online)- A senior official with the Puntland's government has survived an assassination bid in Galkayo town on Wednesday, officials told Garowe Online.

A land mine buried along a toll road in the town targeted a car carrying Ahmed Muse, the deputy commissioner for Mudug region. Eight Meanwhile, civilians were wounded in a separate bomb blast in the town on Wednesday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Al-Shabab insurgents waging a deadly guerilla war in Somalia often carries out such attacks targeting government officials.


In December 21 2014, the deputy commissioner for Mudug region survived an assassination attempt after a bomb blast targeted his car.

November 18, 2014, gunmen shot dead a reporter with Radio Daljir as well as Horn Cable TV in Mudug region.

November 31 2014, unidentified men hurled a hand grenade on the building of Radio Galkayo.

January 2, 2015, a roadside bomb blast targeting a car carrying Kenyan teachers. One person was killed in the blast.

January 17, 2015, hand grenade again targeted Radio Galkayo building

February 3, 2015, the region's general accountant Sa'eed Ali Yusuf survived an assassination attempt after a bomb planted in his car was
detonated by remote control.

 In the same day Feb 3, 2015, gunmen have murdered Mohamud Diriye, the Garsoor county commissioner of Mudug region.


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