Puntland: Deputy Police Commissioner targeted in suicide car bomb attack in Galkayo (PRESS RELEASE)

Faarax February 11, 2013 0
Puntland: Deputy Police Commissioner targeted in suicide car bomb attack in Galkayo (PRESS RELEASE)


Garowe 11 February 2013:  A suicide car bomb attack in the administrative capital of Mudug region,
Galkayo, occurred Monday morning, targeting the Deputy Police
Commissioner General Muhyadin Ahmed Musse’s vehicle near the central
police station in Galkayo.

A suicide bomber who packed his vehicle with explosives crashed into the
Gen. Muhyadin’s convoy, destroying three vehicles including the bomber’s
vehicle which was totaled in the blast.

There are many casualties among the civilians in the area and a number of
officers. Three police officers sustained injures in the blast and one casualty
being the suicide bomber. Casualties are totaling 27 injured of which 15 were
admitted to hospital.

The terror cells attempted to assassinate Gen. Muhyadin in the terror plot,
however were unsuccessful in their heinous act. Gen. Muhyadin only received
minor injuries from the blast.

Gen. Muhyadin who has been stationed in Galkayo for many months has
been conducting an anti-piracy and counter-terrorism campaign in the region
successfully arresting and capturing pirates and Al Shabaab fighters operating
in Puntland.

Currently Puntland security agencies are conducting an investigation of the
suicide attack. Further information will be released in upcoming press
releases.

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