central police station in Bosaaso, in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland,
northeastern Somalia, was attacked on Saturday night.
Sources in Bosaaso told IRIN that the attackers were members of the Puntland security
forces, who were enraged by the arrest of a sub-clan member by the police.
police repulsed the attack, forcing the attackers to retreat without freeing the
man being held, whose name was given as Huruse, is a member of the Umar Mahmud,
the sub-clan to which the Puntland leader, Abdullahi Yusuf, belongs, the source
now appears to have subsided as no more attacks have taken place.
gunfire could be heard last night, but I don't know if it was related to Saturday's
incident," said the source, adding: "It is all quiet now."