HARGEISA (SD) – At least two people have been injured and equipment destroyed when unknown gunmen stormed three Somaliland political party offices in Sool region of northern Somalia.
Somaliland have recent months geared up parliamentary and local government election campaigns in the disputed Sool and Sanag regions.
According to source, the men who estimated to be between five and six armed assailants injured two officers and destroyed computers in Las-Anod town. The circumstances surrounding the attack were not immediately clear.
The attack comes less than a day after Puntland announced that it will commence voter registration in the contested region of Sool.
The state’s interior minister Mohamed Abdirahman Dhaban’ad said the registration exercise will kick on in Las’anod in Sool region in ‘coming days.’
“We want to start voter registration exercise in Las’anod town. We want this process to take place peacefully,” Dhaban’ad said.
Both Puntland and Somaliland contest ownership of Sool and Sanaag and have in some occasions gone into full scale fighting.
Somaliland took over Las’anod in 2007 following fighting with Puntland forces.
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