GAROWE, 6 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The chief of Police in Puntland who was appointed to the post few months ago died last night in what is believed to be a mysterious incident in his house in Garowe. After hearing a gunshot, his family members rushed to the house only to find him shot on the head.
Mr. Muse Ahmed Salah was then rushed to the hospital where he died on the way due to the serious injury on his head.
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Unconfirmed reports suggest that Mr. Salah was assassinated by one of his bodyguards for reasons not specified. Police are questioning his bodyguards after they were arrested in the scene.
Other sources believe that Mr. Salah was not mentally fit for the last few months and he recently went to Kenya for medical check. He came back a week ago to resume his work but some family members said he was not feeling very well. Sources told Somalilandpress that Mr. Salah committed suicide for unknown reasons.
This is the second Puntland official dies in 24 hours as the Minister of Information was assassinated in Galkayo the same day by unknown gunmen.