Earlier this month, the lower house of parliament voted to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's four-year term by another two years, sparking Somalia's worst political violence in years.
Governor of Puntland's Bari region says that two men disguised as fishermen had shot Paul Anthony Formosa, as he was going to Bosaso port this morning.
The Gulf impasse caused political turmoil in the African country, with its central government aligning with Qatar and the federal states drifting towards the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The crisis has begun to challenge the country's territorial integrity.
Many soldiers were killed or captured alive in the attack that took place in Af Urur town in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, military officials say. Al Shabab said the attack left 61 soldiers dead.
The hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew were released after a gun battle and intense negotiations, officials and pirates said.
According to the United Nations latest reports 1.7 million people need aid in Somaliland and Puntland.
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