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Monday, February 28, 2011

20 Apprehended in Galka'yo Search Operations

February 28, 2011

At least 20 people have been apprehended in anti security crackdown that conducted by Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland in Galka'yo town in Mudug region in central Somalia, officials.

The operations were in response to deteriorating insecurity in Puntland regions particularly the town of Galka'yo, according to police officials.

Adam Nur Qaal, Puntland police officer in Galka'yo, told the media that the operations destined to assure peace and tranquility of the town.

At least three officials were assassinated in Galka'yo in he past four years.

On Saturday, Abdurrahman Hajji Mohamoud Hassan, the mayor of Galka'yo has resigned.

He is the second Puntland official to leave their position in less than a month after a number of officials were assassinated. On Jan. 29, the judge of the Mudug high court for Puntland, Abdifatah Mohammed Diriye, declared that he had stepped down for security reasons.



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