Somali based Al Shabaab militia group stormed a police station in Puntland, Somalia killing three policemen and a former parliamentarian, sources confirm.
Al Shabaab claimed responsibility of the attacks at the Horn of Africa (Puntland) and vowed to carry out more attacks in the region.
Several militants were also killed during the attack which led to exchange of gun fire between the militants and the Somalia forces.
The attacks come at a time when Al Shabaab in Somalia are being fought by AMISOM troops out of Somalia, losing ground on most of the towns which they had captured.
The Kenya Defence Forces recently liberated the town of Kuday from these militants.
The group is said to be having internal wrangles on whether to pledge an allegiance to ISIS or to remain loyal to al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda on the other hand has captured major oil refineries and sea ports in Yemen, which they are using to sell crude oil which is funding their terror activities in Yemen.
Al-Shabaab’s ability to further spread towards the Horn of Africa could pose a major threat in the war against terrorism in Africa. This could be a more direct link geographically for the two militia groups-al-Shabaab and al-Qaeda in Yemen.