BOSASO, Somalia – At least six soldiers have been injured on Thursday in roadside bomb explosion in Bosaso town in north of Somalia.
The explosion targeted a vehicle carrying Puntland police chief Hussein Ali Mohamed while passing nearby hotel Al-Nakhil in the town, a witness said.
He says Mohamed was unharmed, but six of his bodyguards were left wounded in the explosion.
He said rescue workers evacuated the victims into hospital in Bosaos town, while three soldiers are reportedly in critical condition.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Thursday’s bomb attack.
But, such attacks are often carried out by al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.
The group has been fighting more than ten years in Somalia.
The al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab was ousted out of Mogadishu capital in 2011, but the group still holds large swaths in south and central Somalia.