Puntland raises security

Recent seizure by CMF prompts security hike.

Somalia: Puntland to boost surveillance after weapons haul off Oman

GAROWE, Somalia-Puntland government in northern Somalia has issued new orders in a bid to boost surveillance on sea following the seizure of a large haul of weapons destined for Somalia, Garowe Online reports.

At a weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Vice President Abdihakin Abdullahi Haji Omar, the cabinet underlined the need to deter any security threat, pointing to the interception of fishing boat loaded with almost 2000 AK-47 assault rifles, 100 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, machine guns, spare barrels and mortar tubes nearly 300km off Oman coast.

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Source: garoweonline.com

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