Fatal Blast Claims Lives of Local Legislators in Galgadud Region
Monday September 11, 2023
In a tragic incident, a lawmaker from Galmudug regional state and a member of Dhusamareb local council lost their lives in a devastating roadside explosion that took place in Galgadud region on Saturday. According to the Galmudug Presidency, MP Mohamed Mohamud Ahmed (Mohamed Yare) from Galmudug Parliament and Abdullahi Ibrahim Shaaciye from Dhusamareb Local Council were targeted in El-Garas town while visiting the troops who had successfully recaptured the village from al-Shabab earlier that morning. Regrettably, one more individual accompanying the two MPs also lost their life in the blast.
Government forces, with the assistance of local militias, managed to retake El-Garas, situated 40 km away from the historical El-bur district, without facing any resistance.
The President of Galmudug State, Ahmed Abdi Kariye, expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased lawmakers and the regional parliament. He stated, “These two brave individuals sacrificed their lives while actively participating in the operation to eliminate the Khawariij in El-Garas town.”
El-Garas, a small town located between Dhusamareb and El-bur, has been under the control of al-Shabab for several decades. The recapture of El-Garas by government forces and local allies marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to regain control of the El-bur district.