Somalia: Al-shabab fighters attack a district commissioner home in Bardale of Bai region
Bardaale (RBC) Al-shabab snipers have attacked the home of Bardale district commissioner, Yoonis Ma’alin Mohamed in the early hours of Monday morning around 1:00Am, in Bardale of Bai region, killing one body guard and wounding the chief.
The attack happened in the early hours of Monday, in Bardale district, after a unit of Al-shabab fighters stormed at the residential home of the district chief and exchanged heavy gunshots with the bodyguards of the chief which finally led the chief to sustain minor injury.
At least five people were confirmed dead in the shoot out, including one body guard and four of Al-shabab fighters and numbers of unconfirmed people were wounded.
The attackers have managed to evade from the scene after facing resistance from the guards but officials said, they in pursuit of them.
The situation of Bardale district is calm this morning as everything returned to normalcy after last night horrific attacks.
It is not the first time that Al-shabab fighters attack government officials in Bai region, last week, a similar attack was targeted on district commissioner home in Baidaba town despite he was unhurt but three of the attackers were killed in the shoot out by the security forces according to officials.
Since Somali government forces along side with Ethiopian troops captured Bai daba town, the regional capital city of Bai region, from Somalia’s armed militias (Al-shabab) last year, the group started guerrilla tactics by carrying out hit and run attacks and assassinations on government officials in sight.