Somalia: Puntland Forces Seriously Wound Two Protestors in Qardho City

Qardho — Puntland forces have reportedly opened fire on protesting crowds in the town of Qardho, wounding seriously at least two protestors.

On Saturday, Hundreds of demonstrators, including women and children carrying banners took to the streets in Qardho city, the provincial capital of Karkaar region, northeast Somalia on Saturday, to show their fury against the visiting Puntland president Abdirahman Farole.

"The Puntland forces loyal to Abdirahman Farole have today opened fire indiscriminately on crowds who were marching a peaceful protest in the city, injuring two demonstrators," a witness said.

The victimized innocent civilians were admitted to a hospital in Qardho, where they are now being treated. However, Puntland officials have not yet released any comments on the incident.

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