Puntland State Army Officer Shot Dead In Galkayo Town

A Puntland army officer has been gunned down in Galkayo town last night, government officials told Radio Shabelle.

Mohamed Yousuf Adan, a senior officer of Puntland Darawish forces, was shot by men armed with pistols while he was heading to his home in the north of Galkayo.

The assassins, who were unknown, have escaped from the scene.

Al Shabaab has immediately claimed of responsibility for the assassination as it previously intensified attacks against Puntland officials in Galkayo.