In an attempt to surprise Somaliland forces stationed in the outskirt of Tukaraq village, Puntland militia arm with dozen technical pickup trucks mounted with machine guns and 4 commercial trucks carrying fighters attacked an army barrack earlier today.
The fighting began just before noon prayer when Puntland militia made a daring attack on Somaliland forces based on the front line, however Somaliland forces were able to rout the militia.
According to Ahmed Hussein Somaliland military officer based in Las Anod who spoke with SomalialndPress reporter on phone “fighting began noon and lasted several hours in which Somaliland army overpowered the militias and captured five militias, one battle wagon and few hundred rounds of ammunition”.
Somaliland forces sustained three wounded officers who were brought to Las Anod city hospital with none life threatening wounds. On the Puntland side it is said that there were ten wounded militias who were taken to Garowe hospital in the capital of Puntland.