Puntland Forces Seize Suspected Al Shabab Agents With Weapons
(Sh. M. Network)-The security forces of the Somalia's northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
,have on Wednesday conducted security operations in northern divided Galka'yo, some 750 Km north of Mogadishu, witnesses and security officials said.
Eyewitnesses said the army has jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
dozens of gunnies carrying explosives, whom the officials are accusing to have links with Al shabab bully boyz and are now being held at a prison northern Galka'yo.
Mohammed Yusuf Jama'a, the governor of Mudug state for Puntland, told news hounds in Galka'yo town that the security forces are committed to continue the operations to secure the town.
"These military operations will not stop until they (gangs) are wiped out from the entire city," he added.
The city is divided into two zones, where the main northern portion forms part of Puntland state, while its southern tip is governed by the Galmudug
...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth...
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