SOMALILAND: Policeman Killed in Burao

Burao, 16 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Local reports from Burao says unidentified men shot and killed a senior policeman in the town. The officer who was coming out of a teashop in the downtown around 8pm was shot several times by an armed man who then escaped with his car.

police spokesman said they are searching for the man but did not give any other details.

Rumors say the policeman’s murder has something to do with a clan revenge in other areas of the region.

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Some local news portals said the police raided one of the houses in a village near Burao but no further details of what happened there. It is not also known if suspects were arrested.

This is the first killing of its kind targeting policemen in Burao since years.

Clan revenge is one of the major problems in Somaliland where innocent people were killed because of some old killings that took place as far as few years ago. The police were always successful to bring the murderers to the justice where some were executed according to the court judgment.



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