BOSASO (Garsoor Online) – Two people have been killed and six others wounded in ambush attack on army checkpoint in Bosaso town, situates 1388Km from Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.
The victims included several soldiers from Puntland, who were guarding the checkpoint during the assault, a witness, who asked to be unnamed for reprisal attack on his life said.
He tells Garsoor Online all victims had been taken to hospital in the town.
“I heard huge sound of gun battle. When I came out, I recognized it was an ambush attack targeted army checkpoint in the town”, he added.
The attackers fled from the area, shortly after the attack, according to him.
The armed group of Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it killed several soldiers from Puntland.
Meanwhile, at least three dead bodies were found in Karin area, 35Km from Qandala town. The victims were said to be among 5 people, who were kidnapped by ISIL fighters.
In the past months, several senior military officials were separately shot dead in ambush attacks by Al Shabaab militants.
By Abdirizak Mohamud Tuuryare