Somaliland: Somaliland armed forces and Khaatumo militia clash near Buuhoodle
Somaliland forces and clan militias loyal to the self-declared administration of Khaatumo clashed in a brief battle near Cayn regional capital of Buuhoodle according to local officials, Garowe Online reports.
The fighting flared up after Somaliland troops began to thrust into Horufadhi village which is situated a few kilometres away from Buuhoodle in search for the capture of Khaatumo officials.
Although tensions remain high as of today, Somaliland forces faced stiff resistance from armed clan militias on Tuesday afternoon.
Somaliland and Khaatumo fought in sporadic battles, largely in the disputed regions of Sool and Sanaag.