GAALKIO,(SAHALNEWS)-At least one person has died after an explosion rip through the car of a security personal in Puntland’s Gaalkio town, officials said.

Ali Magafe who was the head of a police unit reportedly died in the attack after an improvised device (IED) planted underneath of his car detonated.

“The explosion was heard as Magafe was heading to his office at a new Market in Gaalkio “  said Yusuf Mahad who was nearby the scene when the car went off.

No group has officially announced the attack’s credit which will be the latest in a string of attacks that terror groups are carrying out in Somalia.

Puntland has a strong police force that is capable of defeating the Al-shabaab which is affiliated with the Middle East based of Al-Qaeda.