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Newsline: Senior officer of Ethiopian consulate in Puntland assassinated

Unknown gun men assassinated senior officer working for the Ethiopian consulate in Puntland. According to eyewitness in Galkaio gun men shot dead Mr. Mukhtar Sheikh Ali, Somali-Ethiopian citizen in Galkaio. “The killing occurred at about 8:00.p.m. the backside of Galkaio stadium.” Mukhtar Sheikh Ali, 55 already served as the former district commissioner in Galladi district of Ethiopia administrated eastern region of Kilin-5 inhabited by Somalis. The killing is still unclear and the event came as Galkaio town experiences growing insecurity cases in the last two weeks. Two suspects were arrested for the case. The Ethiopian consulate in Garowe, the capital of Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland was opened on May 2009, to focus the security issues as well as the trade and immigration matters in the two administrations.

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