Buq Aqable, also spelled Búq ‘Aqáble, is a populated place in the central Hiiran region of Somalia population about 20,000 people living in Buq Aqable constantly. It locates 90 km south of Beledweyn city and 45 km from Buulobarde. The district was established in early 18th century by elders of Gaaljecel clan and it is the base for the Gaaljecel clan leader(UGAAS).
The town is located 90 km south of Beledweyne, the capital of the Hiran region, and 45 km northwest of Buuloburde.
In March 2014, Somali Armed Forces assisted by AMISOM troops captured the town from Al-Shabaab. The offensive was part of an intensified military operation by the allied forces to remove the insurgent group from the remaining areas in southern Somalia under its control. In September 2015, Al-Shabaab retakes the city from Somalia Armed Forces.