Burdhubo District

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Country  Somalia
Region Gedo
Capital Burdhubo
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Burdhubo District, also spelled Buurdhuubo, is a district in the southwestern Gedo region of Somalia.[1] Its capital lies at Burdhubo.

The terrorist group Al-Shabaab has operated in the district in recent years. On 4 November 2011, some of its members kidnapped ten district clan elders.[2] On 6 January 2012, Voice of America reported that the Somalian media had stated that government troops, backed by Kenyan forces, were advancing into the area, while "al-Shabab" had withdrawn from the district.[3] In March 2014, it was reported that heavy fighting had broken out and that government forces, this time aided by Ethiopian soldiers, had forced Al-Shabaab to vacate the district.[4][5]

A 12 April 2014 government decree announced that Hassan Mohamed Ali and Ali Mataan Ali had been appointed district commissioner and deputy commissioner respectively.[6] On 30 January 2015, Hassan Mohamed Ali confirmed that his deputy had been shot and killed by government troops.[7]


  1. ^ "Acute Watery Diarrhoea Update" (PDF). World Health Organization. 22 March 2007. p. 12. Retrieved 5 October 2015. Gedo region consists of seven districts, namely Baardheere, Buurdhuubo, Beledxaawo, Doolow, Ceelwaaq, Garbahaarreey, and Luuq. 
  2. ^ "Incident Summary". Global Terrorism Database. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kenya: Airstrikes Kill 60 Islamic Militants in Somalia". Voice of America. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Somalia: Al-Shabaab Vacate Buurdhuubo As Ethiopian Troops Advance". AllAfrica.com. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Somalia: Mortar Shells Thrown in Buurdhuubo District". AllAfrica.com. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Somalia: Govt' Shuffles the Burdhubo District Administration". AllAfrica.com. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Government Soldiers slay the deputy commissioner of Buurdhuubo District". goobjoog.com. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.