The Puntland authorities announced Sunday (February 24th) that they had arrested more than 50 terrorists including foreign fighters in a serious of operations, in Galkayo, Garowe and Bossaso, which, they said, had disrupted terrorist cells in the region. These actions had apprehended what they called "principal terrorists and their terror networks" behind past and recent attacks, including the assassination of Sheikh Abdiqadir Nuur Farah and the attempted assassination of the Deputy Police Commissioner, General Musse. General Musse had received minor injuries after a suicide car bomber attacked his convoy in Galkayo o February 12th; three days later the prominent Islamic scholar Sheikh Abdikadir Nuur Farah was assassinated inside a mosque in Garowe. The killer was later arrested after angry resident overpowered him. Thousands of Garowe residents took to the streets today to denounce Al-Shabaab for the killing of Sheikh Abdikadir Nuur Farah, among them women, children and religious leaders, together with Puntland President Abdirahman Farole and other top officials
Somalia: Puntland Arrests Terrorists
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