Al Shabaab claim killing of Dubai official

By Rajive Singh

DUBAI 5 February 2019: P&O Ports, a Dubai Government owned entity, confirms the death of an employee at Bossaso Port, Puntland yesterday.

Three other employees have been injured in this morning’s incident, and all are currently receiving medical treatment, said an official statement.

The circumstances of the incident are currently being investigated by P&O ports and the Puntland authorities, alongside the company’s full co-operation. The employee’s family have been notified and naturally our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

As this is an ongoing investigation, P&O ports will not be making any further comment until the full facts surrounding the incident are known.

However, reports identified the dead employee as Paul Anthony Formosa, Maltese manager of the port. The attack was claimed by Al Shabaab Islamist militant group of Somalia.

The DP World subsidiary had a 30-year concession for the management and development of the port, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region.

Bossaso Port: Courtesy Facebook
Dubai Gazette