GALKA’YO (Sh. M. Network)-The security forces of the Somalia’s northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland,have on Wednesday conducted security operations in northern divided Galka’yo, some 750 Km north of Mogadishu, witnesses and security officials said.
Eyewitnesses said the army has detained dozens of armed men carrying explosives, whom the officials are accusing to have links with Al shabab militants and are now being held at a prison northern Galka’yo.
Mohammed Yusuf Jama’a, the governor of Mudug state for Puntland, told reporters in Galka’yo town that the security forces are committed to continue the operations to secure the town.
“These military operations will not stop until they (gangs) are wiped out from the entire city,” he added.
The city is divided into two zones, where the main northern portion forms part of Puntland state, while its southern tip is governed by the Galmudug administration.
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