Ministry of Security
Puntland State of Somalia
04 January 2013
Puntland government forces repelled an attack by Al Shabaab
terrorist group overnight Thursday Jan. 3, 2013, where government forces killed
3 Al Shabaab/Al Qaeda terrorists and wounded 5 other attackers.
The attack occurred around 10:30pm at a location
approximately 40km southwest of Bossaso, where Puntland government forces
manning a remote outpost near the Galgala Mountains successfully repelled the
attack and chased the fleeing attackers into the mountains.
One Puntland government soldier was killed during the
attack. In a separate incident, Al Shabaab member was arrested during the
daytime of Jan. 3, 2013, by Puntland troops as he was caught planting a
roadside bomb. Intelligence information indicates that Al Shabaab terrorist