HARGEISA, 9 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The Somalia’s region of Puntland condemned the Ethiopian government of invading its territorial wounding some people and arresting others.
The Puntland’s chief of police, Mr. Ahmed Ali said the Ethiopian army entered Galkayo city at around 3am this morning where they carried out operations agains ONLF members arresting two and wounding two others. He said they sent a complaint to the Ethiopian government and expecting an immediate response.
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“This is not acceptable, Ethiopia should not cross the border and carry out operations inside Somalia” Said Mr. Ali.
Galkayo city is close to the Somalia’s border with Ethiopia and it is believed that some of the Ethiopian rebels are based in the town. Secret operations and assassinations are often carried out in the city among different clans and groups. The former Minister of Information of Puntland administration was assassinated in July this year in Galkayo for a clan revenge.
Reports from Galkayo said those arrested by Ethiopian forces are on top of the Ethiopia’s wanted list.
There is no official statement from Ethiopian government as per now.