Somalia: Skirmish Between Somaliland and Khatumo State

Las Anod — There was a fire fight between forces from Somaliland and members from Khatumo state, both regional administration in north Somalia, according to an official from Somaliland authorities.

The official from Somaliland, Mr. Mohamed Dhunkal told Shabelle radion in a telephone interview that what he termed as assailants from Khatumo state attacked positions ofSomalilandforces in the twon of Hudun in Sool region.

Dhunkal said that Somaliland forces succeeded in rebelling against the attack and arrested three of the assailants while confiscating weapons.

Shabelle tried to contact with Khatumo officials to verify the story on their side but couldn't find them on telephone.

However the official from Somaliland told Shabelle that the town ofHudunis now calm and under their control.

There have been tensions betweenSomalilandand Khatumo state over the control of parts in Sool region and the forces from both sides clashed before.

Froces from Somaliland. Photo from file

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