Armed members of the militant group al-Shabab attend a rally on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, on Feb. 13, 2012. The group is suspected to be behind an attack on a prison in Somalia on Friday.
About 20 armed Islamic extremists attacked a prison in northern Somalia Friday in an attempt to free prisoners, according to a government official.
Prison guards repelled the attack on Friday night in which two guards were wounded, an official in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland said on Saturday.
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An aerial view from a NATO military helicopter shows Somalia’s northern port town of Bossaso. Islamic extremists attacked a prison in the region in an attempt to free inmates on Friday.
The official said al-Shabab militants were suspected of carrying out the attack in Bossaso.