01/06/08 (B450) Shabelle Network – Le Puntland accuse les jeunes de Galmudug d’avoir organisé les tirs de mortier qui ont touché gravement les installations de l’aéroport de Galbayo. Puntland accuses Galmudug over the attack on Galkayo’s airport (En Anglais – Info lecteur)

The administration of the autonomous region of Puntland has blamed the attack on Galkayo airport on the administration of Galmudug which administers the southern part of Galkayo town.

Officials of the Puntland administration have spoken about the attack yesterday morning on the Galkayo airport using an anti-aircraft gun by an armed group.

The mayor of Gaalkacyo District in Puntland, Ahmad Ali Salad, said following lengthy investigation, it has been confirmed that the anti-aircraft gun was fired from the southern part of Gaalkacyo yesterday.

Ahmad Ali Salad has told Shabelle that the attack was carried out by youth from the Galmudug administration in southern Gaalkacyo.

Galkayo town, 700km north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

The town of Galkayo lies on the border area between the northeastern state of Puntland and Somalia’s central regions, which are dominated by the Hawiye clan that formed the core of the Islamic Courts movement and is now believed to be backing the Islamists.

Although for several years a fragile peace and security has existed in the northeast region of Somalia (Puntland) , the town of Galkayo is devided into two fiefdoms resided by two clans that hampers the civilians of the town to go freely where ever they want in the town.