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Puntland security forces seize explosives, arrest suspect in Bosaso anti-terror operation

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Bosaso (HOL) — Puntland’s naval forces have apprehended a suspect and confiscated explosives following operations in Bosaso, officials reported. The captured materials included hand grenades linked to recent severe explosions in the city.

The operations targeted individuals believed to be associated with terrorist groups, specifically Al-Shabaab and ISIS-Somalia, which 
are reported to have hidden bases in the Bari region's mountains. However, the official statement did not clarify the suspect's specific group affiliation.

According to the naval command's statement, the intent behind deploying the explosives was to harm the residents of Bosaso. The confiscated vehicles were reportedly used to transport the grenades involved in the attacks.

Despite these incidents, the overall security situation in Bosaso has been stable recently. In the past the city has experienced ongoing political tensions influenced by confrontations between the Puntland Marine Police Force (PMPF) and the Puntland Security Force (PSF), rooted in disputes between President Deni and Asad Osman Diyano.


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