BURCO(SomalilandPress)–Somaliland army has transferred 67 militia men that were captured in the recent attempted suprise attack that Khatuumo militia launched against Somaliland forces but however were vanquished by Somaliland forces. The captured militia accompanied by their commander are currently being held at Burco City Prison as they wait to be relocated to Mandheer Prison outside of Berbera. Deputy Commander Col Jama Deeq of the Somaliland Custodial Corps in Burao City and Chief prosecutor of the armed forces courts Col Mohamed Ahmed Hassan (ilka case) supervised the transfer of prisoners to Burco city Prison officials.

It was Sunday morning when militia loyal to Somalia’s former Prime Minister, Ali Khalif Galayr launched a pre-dawn surprise assault on Somaliland forces based in Buhoodle and Tukaraq Village. Somaliland army’s intelegence unit was aware of the militias movement in recent days which lead to the capture of 67 militia men, 8 injured militia, 3 battlewagons, 6 transport vechiles and their commander.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012