HARGEISA – A court in Somaliland sentenced three people to death on Wednesday and ordered the deportation of four foreigners for four bomb attacks on the security forces, court sources said.
Five people were killed in the attacks between November and January, including four police officers killed in a single attack in January.
Somaliland is proud of its stability, compared with the anarchy of Somalia.
The four foreigners — two Ethiopians, an Eritrean and a Sudanese — said they were not involved in the attacks, but the chairman of Berbera Regional Court ordered their deportation.
Police sources said at the time of the blast in January that an explosive device had been left among milk cans near a mosque in Las Anod near the Puntland border.