Mudug deputy commissioner Farhan Ali Haad sustained injuries after his convoy was targeted with landmine explosion in Galkayo earlier on Sunday.
The officer was immediately rushed to hospital where is now being treated. His driver and the bodyguards survived unharmed during the explosion.
Local people around the scene confirm that the bodyguards opened fire to all directions after the incident though no casualties reported.
The security forces immediately reached the scene and launched operations to pursue the attackers but no one was arrested so far as our correspondent in Mudug region reports.
Mudug administration is yet to comment on the incident.
More to follow.