A terrorist group known as Al-Shabaab has staged an overnight prison break in Northern Somalia, where many prisoners escaped, with at least eight people reported dead.
According to a police officer, Hussein Ali, about 400 prisoners, including suspected terrorists, escaped during the attack, which began with a large explosion.
Ali revealed that heavily armed militants stormed the prison in the port city of Bosaso around midnight.
Meanwhile, Al-Shabaab had claimed responsibility for the attack, adding that it helped 400 prisoners to escape.
The terrorist group, which has links to al-Qaeda, has been fighting for supremacy had staged different attacks on politicians, civilians, and foreigners.
Al-Shabab is a jihadist group based in East Africa and Yemen which started as a splinter group of the Islamic Courts union in December 2006.
The group had in Mrach 2007 claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb against Ethiopian soldiers in Mogadishu.
Meanwhle, the group allegedly have links with Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb and Boko Haram and it has so far attracted some members from different western countries.
However, Australia, Canada, Malaysia the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the United Kingdom have tagged Al-Shabab as a terrorist organization.