Ex-leader’s brother escapes bomb attack in Somalia

The explosion sent a column of thick smoke into the sky and triggering panic among local residents who have been suffering terrorist attacks, insecurity, and conflict for three decades.

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Ex-leader’s brother escapes bomb attack in Somalia

GALKAYO, Somalia – A top security official escapes a bomb attack in Galkayo during Tuesday's morning rush hour in Galkayo, a central Somali city, which straddles the border between Puntland and Galmudug.

Warsame Yusuf Ahmed, a CID officer within Puntland survived unharmed from the IED blast that struck his car while heading to his workplace in the volatile town, a witness told KON earlier in the day.

The explosion sent a column of thick smoke into the sky and triggering panic among local residents who have been suffering terrorist attacks, insecurity, and conflict for three decades.

The targeted CID official is the brother of Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, who led as 6th President of Somalia from 2004 until 2008 during the transitional period.

Galkayo has seen frequent deadly terrorist attacks from Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda’s East Africa ally which is trying to topple the UN-backed Somali government and expel AU troops from the country.

At least 10 people, including military commanders, were killed after a suicide bomber detonated a device at a football stadium in southern Galkayo last December 2020 where a rally due to be addressed by Somali PM Roble.

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