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Former Puntland minister survives landmine explosion in Bossaso

Storyline:National News, Security

Reports from Bosasao, the headquarter of Bari region are indicating that former Puntland minister survives a landmine explosion that was targeted his vehicle the centre of the town.

Witnesses have confirmed that the explosion was targeting a vehicle of former finance minister of Puntland who was identified as Haji Hassan Shire.

The bulletproof vehicle was hit by the landmine at the back part at a four-lane street near the former Ramadan Hotel in Bossaso.

Casualties confirmed were only injuries among his security staff.

Shire Haji Farah was one of Puntland’s presidential candidates on 2013 election won by Abdulweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, but later held the positions of Puntland’s Finance and Planning Ministers.

Security forces in Bossaso town of Bari region have not yet commented on the explosion, but in recent months, the city of Bossaso has become increasingly unstable, with bombings and killings claimed by Al-Shabaab.

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