Somali Police foils bomb attack in Bosaso town
MOGADISHU, Somalia –Somali police soldiers have foiled improvised explosive devices (IED) attack in Bosaso, a town in the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland.
In a statement released by the police said, the soldiers had successfully removed the bomb device after its command was alerted by the public.
The device was found last night and being dismantled immediately, according to a witness, who asked to be anonymous, because of reprisal attack on his life.
He says police blocked motorists from using the road as bomb experts were on the ground to defuse improvised explosive devices.
Bosaso has seen frequently deadly explosions, with most of those attacks were claimed by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.
The group was pushed out of Mogadishu capital in 2011 by Somali army troops and 22,000-strong African Union force in Somalia.
The rebel group also lost most of their strongholds, but it still controls large rural areas and remains the key threat to peace in Somalia.
The al Qaeda linked group has been fighting for over ten years to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Somalia.