Wednesday February 7, 2018
Mogadishu (HOL) – Three police officers have been injured on Tuesday night after suspected Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a police station in Bosaso town of Somalia’s Puntland state.
An unknown number of Al-Shabaab attackers armed with machine guns and grenades have stormed the station, prompting a clash with the police officers at the station.
Reports say that three officers including the deputy Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) of the station were injured in the attack.
Al-Shabaab militants claimed the responsibility for the attack saying their fighters executed a well coordinated attack on a police in Bosaso town.
Puntland security forces have launched operations to arrest those behind Tuesday night’s attacks.
The semi-autonomous regional states of Puntland is struggling to flush Alshabaab militants from Galgala mountains.
Al-Shabaab militants have carried out several attacks including suicide bombs, assassinations and raids in Puntland.
The group which has lost the control of most towns in Somalia is trying to topple the government and establish its own administration