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Somalia: Forces Foil Al-Shabaab Attack in Bosaso
2021-02-20
[AllAfrica] Security forces in 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...
state have foiled an al-Shabaab
...... al-Qaeda's tentacle in East Africa...
attack in Bosaso in an operation.

In a statement, the security forces said that had seized explosives fixed by al-Shabaab Lions of Islam in al-Madow mountains.

"Puntland security forces in Bossaso has succeeded in thwarting Al-Shabaab improvised bombs in Bossaso," the statement read in part.

The forces captured naked wires metals, cable reel, powder in a container according to the statement.

Al-Shabaab fighters and ISIS operate in Galgala mountain ranges to topple UN-backed central government.

Puntland security forces have often thwarted attacks from both groups.
Related:
Puntland: 2021-02-08 Blast kills senior Spy chief along with 11 bodyguards in Somalia
Puntland: 2021-02-07 Somalia's latest election talks collapses as sides still 'far apart'
Puntland: 2021-01-26 US rules out parallel elections in Somalia amid deepening gridlock
Related:
Bosaso: 2020-05-11 Puntland President Lauds Police For Averting ISIS Attack
Bosaso: 2020-02-12 Puntland Publicly Executes Two Rapists In Bosaso
Bosaso: 2019-08-15 Al-Shabab militants kill 50 soldiers in attack on Somalia military base
Related:
Madow mountains: 2012-02-08 Al-Shabaab Fighters on the Run
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