Reports from Qardho town in Puntland region confirm that Omar Hiraad Katun, the police chief of Qardho has been killed.
At the time of the killing, reports indicate that the commander and his troops were on an operation to crack down on drug users and traffickers.
The governor of Puntland’s region, Karkar Abdi Said Osman, confirmed the killing to the media, but did not elaborate.
The security forces of the town are conducting search operations for the perpetrators of the killings, some of whom are said to be inside Qardho town.
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