Somalia: Deadly blast kills police chief in Jowhar town

by Farah C/laahi | Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 | 285 views

JOWHAR, Somalia, (Garsoor Online) – Deadly grenade bomb explosion has ripped through police station in Jowhar town, situates about 91Km north of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, witness said.

The target of the explosion was police boss, identified as Khalif Abdulle Arfaye, who was killed in the blast, a witness, who asked to be unnamed, said via phone from the town.

Two other police officers were also wounded in the bomb attack.

The attacks have reportedly escaped from the scene, shortly after the attack.

Tens of police soldiers have been seen in and around the station and launched an investigation meant to arrest the culprits.

But no arrests have been made, according to police sources.

The armed group of Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it has killed senior police officer.

The group also vows to rump up its attacks on police officers in towns in Middle Shabelle region.

By Abdirizak Mohamud Tuuryare


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