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Somali Police Commissioner killed In Roadside Bomb

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Somali Police Commissioner killed

Somali Police Commissioner killed

Mogadishu’s Police Commissioner, Farhan Mohamoud Adan – also known as Farhan Qarole – was killed on Friday in a roadside bomb attack near Bal’ad district, 35 km  north of the Somalia’s capital. Mr Adan was in a police convoy when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb that the militant group, Farhan Qarole was an ex-commander of the Somali special police force. The police chief had in the past survived two attempted assassinations in July 2021 and in May 2022. This attack comes in local militia in Hiran region, known as Ma’awiley, took up arms against al-Shabab with the support of Somalia’s government. They have taking control of Hiran region.

Al-Shabaab was in control of central and southern Somalia, but since the combined offensive, the organisation has lost ground it has never experienced before since leaving Mogadishu. Abdikadir Mohamed Nur, the defence minister of Somalia, said state media prior to the attack that the army had captured nine towns in Lower Shabelle, including Basra, with popular backing. The attack on the commander has not yet been assigned a perpetrator.

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