Somalia Islamists Storm Puntland Police Station, Kill Three: Police

Somalia's al Shabaab militants stormed a police station in the country's semi-autonomous region of Puntland and killed three policemen late on Monday. Several militants from the Islamist group were also killed during the brief siege of the police station in Yalho village, near the port town of Bosasso. Major Ismail Aden, a local police officer, told Reuters on Tuesday, "Al Shabaab attacked us with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns last night. They briefly captured the station and killed three of my colleagues." The group, which once controlled Mogadishu and large chunks of territory in other regions, was driven out of the capital in 2011 and has been losing ground since then.