Al Shabaab militants kill senior official in Somalia's Puntland

By Abdiqani Hassan and Feisal Omar
Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants shot dead an aide to a regional official in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Tuesday, the second such attack in a week, police said.
Aden Huruse, a director in Puntland’s presidential palace, was attacked at a restaurant in its main city Bosasso, police told Reuters. “Two men armed with pistols fired several bullets into his head. He died on the spot,” said Major Mohamed Hassan, a Bosasso police officer.
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