Puntland Security Forces (PSF) destroyed four roadside bombs in Galgala Mountains. The roadside bombs planted by the Islamist Al-Shabaab militants were targeting convoy of the security forces or security mobile patrols vehicle.
In the statement, PSF bomb team said they successfully defused the bombs that were planted on a road in the Bali-khadar area of Galgala Mountains, where Puntland forces are battling Al-Shabab militants.
The Al-Qaeda branch in Somalia has resulted to planting of roadside bombs on military supply routes targeting government forces and AMISOM troops.
In December 2017, Puntland bomb expert, Colonel Osman Abshir Omar was killed while trying to defuse a roadside bomb in Galgala Mountains; Al-Shabab militant claimed the responsibility for the attack.