5 January 2014

Somalia: Unknown Gunmen Kill Puntland Forces in Bosaaso

Bosaaso — News reports from Bosaaso suggest that At least 5 Puntland soldiers have been killed and more others wounded in Laad, 30 KM southern Bosaaso, the capital of Bari region, reports said.

Local residents told Shabelle Media in Mogadishu that unidentified men armed with K47s and machine guns attacked on Puntland forces in south of Basaaso, killing five soldiers, injuring others.

"In the aftermath of the attack, the wounded soldiers were rushed to the local hospital for treatment" said a local resident who asked to be unnamed.

The attackers have managed to escape immediately from battle zone.

So far, No group or individual claimed responsibility for the ambush attack on Military bases in Laad, with Puntland officials in the town did comment on the attack.

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