March 7, 2011 ·36 Comments
Las Anod (SomalilandPress)—The commander of the Central Investigative Unit (CID) of Sool Mr. Mohamud Mohamed Hirsi was gunned down today in the city of Las Anod and also wounded his deputy Mr. Arab Warsame. Mr. Hirsi was the head of CID unit of the Somaliland police in Sool region after the previous commander was also gunned down by the SSC terrorist group.
The assailants have not been arrested and the police are on their track according to an officer who did not want to disclose his name due to the sensitivity of the case. It was last August when the commander of Special Police Unit (SPU) of Sool region Mr. Abdi Isse Nour was gunned down as he was leaving his home after breaking fasting during the month of Ramadan.
This evening’s terror act is believed to be behind by the local terrorist group SSC who are known to carry out such a terrorist acts on Somaliland officials in the region. On another note Somaliland forces once again refuted a surprise attack by a joint SSC militia and Puntland forces in the village of Ganbadhe 25km south of Las Anod. According to our reporter Libah Ahmed in Las Anod Somaliland forces in the front line were attacked by SSC militia and Puntland forces early in the morning hours. Somaliland army countered the attacking militia and captured two vehicles and sixteen prisoners of war from them.