Senior Turkish official injured in central Somalia
(Sh.M.Network)--A senior Turkish official was shot and injured Tuesday in Somalia's central volatile city of Galka'yo, some 750 Km (465 miles) north-east of Somali capital Mogadishu, reports said.
"He was injured in festivities between his security guards and gangs at a checkpoint between Ba'adweyne and Galka'yo towns controlled by 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...
The maimed official is confirmed to be Mustafa Hashimi Pulat the Head of East Africa Operations for the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) which has been visiting in the country to conduct development projects in Somalia's Puntland's region.
He was immediately rushed to a hospital in Galka'yo for treatment.
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