24/11/09 (B526) Puntland : Des hommes armés non identifiés ont tué un haut responsable de la Police du Puntland. // Somalia: A Senior Police Official Killed in Puntland (Shabelle – En Anglais)

Unidentified gunmen armed with pistols have shot and killed a senior police official in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in north Somalia, officials told Shabelle radio on Monday.

Reports say that the gunmen escaped immediately after the killing action happened. The murderers ran away to the outskirts of Qardo town the regional capital of Karkar region.

The deceased officer was called Abdi Aziz Osman Farah and was one of Puntland’s police officers and was killed as he was traveling on of the streets in the town.

There were no security forces that accompanied with the deceased official when killed.

We had contacted with the police chief of Karkar region of Puntland administration Col. Ali Isse to know more on the killing action and replied that the police forces were still continuing search operations in Qardo town.

Locals said that a night curfew was imposed the town as the officer killed adding that the businessmen were also ordered to close their shopping centers through the town.

Many police forces could be seen around the main streets of the town and assuring the security and how the curfew implemented.

Insecurity situations had been increasing the in more parts of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in north of the country.