Somalia: Security forces commander wounded in Kismayo Gun Attack

Somalia

KISMAYO, Somalia August 25, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Unidentified gunmen wounded the commander of security forces in the southern port city of Kismayo overnight on Sunday according to medical sources, Garowe Online reports.

Gabobe Hassan Bare-Kismayo Security Forces Chief- sustained minor injuries to his body during the attack by unknown assailants in Alanley neighborhood.

Health officials at Kismayo General Hospital confirmed to Garowe Online News Agency that Barre is in good contion. The commander’s driver died in gun attack.

Dozens of suspects who were arrested in connection with the terror operation are being interrogated at Jubaland Intelligence headquarters.

Kenyan Defence Force (KDF) alongside local Somali forces squeezed Al Shabaab militants out of Kismayo in September 2012. The lucrative seaport had since been economic powerhouse for Al Qaeda inspired fighters. 

GAROWE ONLINE

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