Somaliland: Police Officer killed Repulsing Puntland Forces Attack in Dahar


Residents of Dahar district in East Sanaag Somaliland scramble for safety following surprise attack by Puntland forces

By: Yusuf M Hasan
DAHAR (Somalilandsun) – Somaliland Security forces were caught napping by armed militia from Puntland that killed one security officer in a surprise attack in Dahar town of the country’s East Sanaag region
According to officer commanding Dahar police Colonel Aideed Ahmed the Somaliland security forces incurred death of a police officer who died while single handedly repulsing the large band of marauding armed militia dispatched by the government of the Somalia regional administration of Puntland.
“After killing the officer who fought courageously outside the town the company size Puntland forces fully equipped with sophisticated weaponry entered the town proper where a gun battle with Somaliland forces forced them to flee” said Col Aideed
Though no connection is yet to be established it is not coincidental that the attack on Dahar whose residents are fiercely pro-Somaliland comes a day after main traditional leader of the inhabitant Warsangeli clan Sultan Saeed Sultan Abdisalam arrived in Garowe where he was immediately hosted by President Abdiweli Gas