Residents Protest in Puntland over insecurity.
Bosaso (Alshahid) – Hundreds of protesters assembled on Tuesday in Somalia’s semi autonomous Puntland to demonstrate against the killing of four policemen while nine others were wounded by a roadside bomb.
The demonstration took place in Bosaso town of Bari region where four officers were killed late Monday when the bomb exploded near their vehicle in the region’s main port of Bossaso.
Hundreds of protesters chanting slogans and carrying boards with different messages streamed into the town bringing business to a stand still.
On Sunday, Puntland’s vice president narrowly escaped death when a road side bomb exploded and damaged two saloon cars that were part of his entourage.
It is believed that the VP Gen. Abdisamad Ali Shure who was not on board his car at the time was the target.
Puntland, a breakaway region, has been relatively peaceful but in the recent past, residents have expressed fear of escalating insecurity.