Terrorism & Insurgency

Roadside IED attack kills a military colonel in Somalia's Puntland

14 December 2017

A MILITARY colonel - identified as Osman Abshir Omar, commander of a bomb disposal unit - was killed when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced on a roadside, detonated as he attempted to defuse it on a road between Bosaso and the Galgala Hills in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on 12 December, Reuters reported. Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack.



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