Somalia: Gunmen kill renowned businessman in Bossaso port city
BOSSASO, Somalia Nov 4, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Suspected Al Shabaab gunmen have gunned down renowned businessman in the Gulf of Aden port city of Bossaso on Tuesday evening according to witnesses, Garowe Online reports.
Yusuf Alin was shot dead in front of Karama hotel, with security sources disclosing that assailants fled from the scene of the crime shortly.
The killing has coincided with days after Al Shabaab honed military-style ambushes along Bossaso-Garowe highway.
Late Alin who hails from the restive Galgala area is the brother of Puntland’s former Deputy Minister for Security Abdijamal Moalim Ahmed.
On September 2, Puntland State TV Director escaped unhurt after suspected militants targeted him with an improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack.
In early August, Al Shabaab suicide bomber who was possibly released on presidential pardon killed Bari regional police commander Abdirahman Ali Abas Muslim at a police station in Bossaso.
United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea said in confidential report on October 13 that militants’ infiltration into low-morale Puntland forces has been apparent and imminent.