July 17, 2011 ·70 Comments
LasAnod(SomalilandPress)—Somaliland Criminal Investigation Unit(CID) police in the city of Lasanod are put on high alert this evening after one of their own colleague was gunned down in front of her house by masked assailants. According to eye witnesses who were present at the assault, three assailants armed with a hand pistol shot the victim Mrs. Sahra Elmi in the head twice. Mrs. Elmi was rushed to Lasanod city hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injury.
There are no arrests at the moment relating to the shooting of Mrs. Sahra Elmi and the government has not spoken about the incident yet. Mrs. Elmi becomes the second female government official in this month that has been gunned down by masked terrorist group. On July 1st this month masked gunned men attacked and seriously wounded Nadiifo Mohamed Coljoog who is the director of a local NGO by the name of NOW. Mrs. Nadiifo is now receiving treatment in Addis Ababa hospital from a life threatening injury.
Resident and government officials fear that Lasanod city is becoming lawless town where government officials are being hunted indiscriminately and the current government has not done much to solve the insecurity issue in the city. There is no immediate claim of responsibility for this evenings attack on the police official, however a local militia by the name of SSC is being suspected of the cowardly attack.
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