28 November 2012

Somalia: Somali Government Ministers Visit Beledweyne Amid Killings

Baladweyne — A high-level delegation headed by Somalia’s interior and national security minister Abdikarin Hussein Guled have reached Wednesday in the central town of Beledweyne, the provincial capital of Hiiraan.

Many people, including local authority have received the delegation at the airstrip on Wednesday and held talks in district administration office in the city. The visiting ministers have discussed with the elders and Hiiran officials and AMISOM forces commandesr in the region about the current security challenges and how would be overcome.

Abdikarin Hussein Guuled Interior & Security Minister was accompanied his tour in Beledweyne by Natural Resources Minister Abdirizak Omar Mohamed and other officials in the new Federal Republic government of Somalia.

The ministerial visit comes as at least three people were killed in the past 48 hours by armed groups. A prominent elder was among the dead.

AMISOM forces are in the city that helping Somali government to defeat Al shabab and restore peace and stability.

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