Four soldiers from Puntland security forces based in Afurur village and a civilian have died in an apparent suicide attack in a teashop in the village, local residents have reported.
The attack took place in a teashop frequented by the government soldiers in the area. Five other soldiers were injured in the attack.
A local resident in the area has told GM that he has seen bodies of the soldiers:” it was around Asar prayer when I heard a big bang and smoke coming from the teashop,” he said.
Nobody has yet claimed the responsibility of the attack. Alshabaab and ISIS are actively engaging with the security forces in the area. two years ago at least 52 government soldiers died in a dawn-time attack in the village by Alshabaab.