Suspected Al shabaab gunmen have shot and killed the deputy commander for Bosaso’s central police station on Wednesday morning, security official said.

A police officer, has confirmed that the gunmen shot dead Abdi Dhere near the central police station in Bosaso by the assailants.

The killers had escaped the scene after the shooting, before the arrival of Puntland security forces. No group has yet claimed credit for the murder of the Police official.

The killing of Abdi Dheere comes two days after the former Bari deputy governor, Khalar Ismael Abdulle also known as (Buncun) was shot dead in Bosaso port town by gunmen.

The city has been hit by attacks targeting top security officials in the past few months.