Somali police chief survives attack on life

Gunmen threw grenades at the home of the regional police chief in southwestern Somalia, killing two of his grandchildren and a bodyguard but not their target, authorities said Tuesday.

Somali police chief survives attack on life
Seven other family members were wounded in the Monday night attack, which police said was a failed assassination attempt against Gen. Ibrahim Hashi Gabow, the regional police chief based in Baidoa.

Baidoa, 155 miles southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, is the headquarters for the Somali parliament and several senior government officials live there. Security in Baidoa has been deteriorating, with increased attacks on lawmakers. Last week, a judge was fatally shot there.

The arid Horn of Africa nation has had no functioning national government since 1991, when clan leaders overthrew dictator Mohamed Siad Barre and then turned on each other.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Aralık 2007, 17:13