Abdisalan Hassan, governor of Nugal, was killed after an Al Shabab bomber broke into his car and detonated explosives.
An area official in northeast Somalia was killed in a suicide assault, police and medical sources mentioned, in response to the armed group al-Shabab.
Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nougal area, died of his accidents after being taken to a hospital in Garou, the capital of Puntland, the place the explosion occurred on Sunday.
“Docs are attempting to save lots of the governor’s life, however sadly he died of his accidents,” Puntland police officer Mohammed Welly mentioned on the phone.
“He was in important situation when he was hospitalized,” Mohammed added.
Hospital sources who declined to be named mentioned the governor died lower than an hour after he was admitted to the intensive care unit.
“He was severely injured within the explosion and has little likelihood of surviving such a extreme damage,” a supply advised AFP.
A former police commander and a civilian who was additionally injured within the explosion was being handled in hospital, officers mentioned Monday.
Witnesses described how the attacker crashed into the governor’s automobile earlier than blowing up a suicide vest and inflicting an explosion.
Al-Shabab, linked to the armed Al Qaeda group which is struggling to overthrow the internationally acknowledged Somali authorities, issued an announcement stating accountability for the assault.
The group was pushed from the capital Mogadishu in 2011 and misplaced most of its strongholds, however nonetheless managed massive areas within the province.