7 Killed In Bossaso Alshabaab Attack
Militant group Alshabaab early Monday attacked a police checkpoint in the port city of Bossaso, Puntland region killing seven people, police said. Three policemen and four civilians were killed in the attack. The number of injured is given as 13. According to Alshabaab Spokesman Abu Musab 11 security agents were killed in the 1 am incident. Alshabaab claims it held the checkpoint to sunrise. Among those killed were officers ambushed on their way to reinforce their colleagues. Puntland has recently seen similar attacks by Alshabaab and a splinter group of the group that now pledges allegiance to ISIS.