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By Hassan Ali On Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Somalia: Grenade hurled at mosque kills two in Galkayo

LAS ANOD — Unidentified gunmen hurled a hand grenade at a mosque in Isra area of Somalia’s central town of Galkayo on Thursday evening, killing at least two people. Eyewitnesses in the town said the More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

U.S. commandos free two hostages in daring Somalia raid

DJIBOUTI — U.S. special operations forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued two hostage aid workers after killing their nine kidnappers, a rare and daring raid in the Horn of Africa nation to free More...

By Sahra Farah On Saturday, April 30th, 2011

SOMALIA: Puntland blames TFG and SSC militia for attacks

BURAO — On Friday the leader of Somalia’s northern enclave of Puntland called on the Somali parliament to prepare the country for a general election to form a credible administration to replace the current More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

SOMALIA: Ethiopian man shot dead in Puntland

LAS ANOD — Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a retired security official in the Somali central town of Galkayo, Puntland police said Friday night. According to the details provided by police, two men were More...

Galkayo - central Somalia
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, April 17th, 2011

SOMALIA: Suspected sectarian attacks kill 7

LAS ANOD — Seven people were killed and 13 others wounded overnight after gunmen attacked two mosques in Somalia’s central town of Galkayo, officials and witnesses said. The unknown gunmen opened fire More...

The silhouettes of armed men in the semi-desertic plains near the central Somalia town of Galkayo (AFP)
By Hassan Ali On Saturday, April 16th, 2011

SOMALIA: Gunmen kill 5 in a Mosque in Puntland

LAS ANOD — Gunmen stormed a mosque in the Somali city of Galkayo Saturday and sprayed gunfire on worshippers, killing at least five and wounding 10, security officials and witnesses said. [ad#Google 200×90] It More...

Galkayo - central Somalia
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, April 10th, 2011

SOMALIA: businessman gunned down in Puntland

LAS ANOD — A Somali trader was shot dead on Sunday evening by gunmen in the central town of Galkayo in Mudug region, news reports said. [ad#Google Adsense 250×250] The victim identified as Ainanshe Mire More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, March 5th, 2011
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SOMALIA: Roadside bomb targets another Puntland official

LAS ANOD — A police official from Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland escaped unscathed when a bomb exploded by his car on Friday night, Somalilandpress reports. A roadside bomb killed the driver More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, February 28th, 2010

SOMALIA: Appeasing bureaucrats, gangs first—helping drought-stricken Somalis second

Whether it is anarchic Somalia or other corrupted African nations, before the World Food Program (WFP) feeds drought-devastated locals: catering to the needs of the government officials as well as the local gangs More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, February 26th, 2010

Somali pirates seize Somaliland aid trucks

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — Somali pirates in Puntland seized food aid trucks and their drivers to obtain the release of detained comrades, officials said Friday, in a rare land attack by the sea bandits. The More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Trouble on Somalia’s Third Front: Galkayo

GALKAYO (Somalilandpress) — Somalia can achieve peace. Much of the country already has the ingredients for it, but simply lacks a cohesive government with a unified strategy for security and development. To More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, December 25th, 2009

SOMALIA: Hundreds flee fresh inter-clan clashes in Puntland

GALKAYO (Somalilandpress) — Hundreds of families in Somalia’s state of Puntland have fled inter-clan fighting in the town of Galkayo in Mudug region, witnesses said. The fighting, the second as many More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
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Somalia: War erupts with new fury in central Somalia

GALKAYO (Somalilandpress) — Fresh fighting has erupted in the central Somali town of Galkayo between militias loyal to Puntland and Galmudug on Wednesday morning. The two administrations, who share the city More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, October 30th, 2009
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Somalia: 12 Die as Fighting Erupts in Galkayo

GAROWE, 30 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Atleast 12 people were killed and many others wounded after deadly fighting erupted in the central town of Galkayo (Galkaio) on Thursday. The fighting which More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Puntland Chief of Police Dies in a Mysterious Incident

GAROWE, 6 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The chief of Police in Puntland who was appointed to the post few months ago died last night in what is believed to be a mysterious incident in his house in Garowe. More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Somalia: Puntland Minister Killed in Galkayo

GAROWE, 5 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The minister of information of the Somalia’s region of Puntland has been killed in Galkayo. The minister who was there for official work has been shot by two More...