Somaliland: Gunmen attack Borama Mayor’s residence

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BORAMA–Unidentified gunmen attacked the residence of the mayor of Borama, Suleiman Hassan Hadi last Sunday night.

The incident took place at around in mid night targeting the mayor’s residence in Borama township, Awdal’s administrative seat. Several heavily armed men attempted to storm the mayor’s residence and were fired on by the body guards. The exchange of gunfire lasted for several minutes.

Mayor Suleiman and his family were in the area at the time of the raid. They escaped unhurt from the attack. Locals nearby the mayor’s residence have confirmed that they could hear the gunshots.

The assailants have escaped from the area. Borama, Awdal’s provincial capital has seen a spate of attacks targeting police stations and residences of the government officials. Security forces have launched an immediate operation in the city to capture the perpetrators of the attack.

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