Somaliland: Police Arrest Man Connected to Botched Assassination Attempt on Kahin


By: Mohamoud H. Qodah

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Somaliland Security forces arrested Mohamed Buur, one of the 3 gunmen accused of the botched assassination attempt on First Deputy Chairman of Ruling Party Kulmiye Mohamed Kahin Ahmed on Sunday whereas, the police are still chasing after the 2 others who are on the run and are said to be hiding in the outskirts of Hargeisa city.

Minister of Interior told the media that he ordered all police forces to without delay
capture culprits behind the failed assassination attempt on Mohamed Kahin, Kulmiye’s deputy chairman.

The minister has also blamed the incident while the attempted assassination incident of Kahin is being investigated by the Police.

Although there are yet no reliable sources regarding the reasons behind the botched assassination attempt on deputy chairman of the ruling party by the 3 gunmen who are said to be brothers, but hearsays indicated that the man captured by the police has
been intending to become a member of the preparatory committee of KULMIYE’s forthcoming3rd congress which is being expected to take place in Hargeisa on Decemberof this year, but party’s leadership particularly First Deputy Chairman MohamedKahin strongly opposed Mohamed Bure’s will to become member of the committee.


Leaders from Somaliland’s three national political parties (Kulmiye, WADDANI and UCID) as well as traditional leaders in the country have strongly condemned the incident which the 3 gunmen attempted to execute Mohamed Kahin, who is currently the First Deputy Chairman of the ruling party Kulmiye and has been one of the highest
ranking Cornels and a prominent veteran fighter of Somali National Movement (SNM),
a rebel organization founded outside the country by politicians, elders and intellectuals
from Somaliland which have finally succeeded to depose former dictator regime Mohamed Said Barre who has been in power for more than 30 years.

The totalitarian regime, during his tenancy indiscriminately and extensively exterminated tens and thousands of innocent civilians including
children and women from Somaliland origins.