Landmine blast wounds Puntland official in Gaalkacyo

At least five people were wounded when a landmine planted on the road was detonated as an official vehicle was passing the road behind Gaalkacyo General Hospital on Tuesday.

Mudug’s second deputy commissioner Ahmed Muuse Nur aka (Sanyare) has survived the attack and no one has been arrested for the onslaught, which triggered massive wounds.

The Puntland police began massive security operations against the terror related suspects amid Al-shabab group, who pledges loyalty to Al-Qaeda, is believed to have plotted the attack officials said.

The wounded victims including the official have been rushed to hospitals and the gravity of their injuries was not immediately known.

Somalia has been wracked by civil war since the fall of Dictator Mohamed Siad Bare in 1991.