Galkayo — Police in Galkayo and Bossaso captured a suspect and the alleged mastermind of the bombing that killed 5 last Wednesday in Galkayo, Radio Garowe reports.
Last Wednesday in Galkayo, the capital of Mudug region, two men planted an improvised explosive device (IED) in the neighborhood of Garsoor that killed 5 people and injured 15 others, which included senior police officials in Mudug region.
As the two men were planting the IED, a police officer spotted the men and asked them to surrender, after they failed to comply the officer shot and killed one and injured the other who escaped.
The injured man was apprehended south of Galkayo city early Monday morning, hiding in bushes, according to police sources. As police officers approached the suspect, he resisted arrest and began firing at police; the authorities returned fired injuring the man before subduing him.
Minister of Security, Khalif Isse Mudan who held a press conference in Bossaso on Monday said that the mastermind of the attack in Galkayo was arrested by Puntland police in Bossaso.
"The mastermind of the operation that killed 5 in Galkayo was also arrested. He is a native of southern Somalia in particular the Middle Shabelle region. The two men will be brought in front of a court shortly," said Minister Mudan.
In a coordinated effort police in Galkayo and Bossaso apprehended the two after receiving intelligence about the two men and there connections in the bomb blast.