The Al-Qaeda branch in Somalia dealt a huge blow after one of its best operative was killed by police in Bosaso.
Following on intelligence tip-off from locals, police started launched an undercover operation that lasted for three days before the target was eliminated. The terrorist’s sniper was killed alongside two other fighters. AK47 rifles and ammunition were also recovered.
The operative who led a small unit was much relied on sniper in many Al-Shabaab attacks in Bosaso and was involved in the killing of high value figures in Somali government.