7 February 2013

Somalia: Puntland Bans Unauthorised Private Security Guards, Political Gatherings

The Puntland regional administration has announced a ban on unauthorised armed guards, political gatherings and tinted car windows, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported Wednesday (February 6th).

Puntland Minister of Security Khalif Isse Mudan said the regional administration would not hesitate to take action against politicians or individuals who hire unauthorised private security guards or anyone who tries to disrupt the security in the region.

Mudan's announcement comes a day after police dispersed protesters against the current administration who gathered in Qardo and Bosaso.

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