Military forces from Somalia’s Somaliland Monday took control of a town under the region of Puntland following a fierce fight.
Residents of Tukaraq town in Sool region said Somaliland and Puntland forces clashed Monday as Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo made his maiden visit to Puntland.
“There was an intense fight between Puntland and Somaliland forces early Monday causing fear among residents. Somaliland forces are now in control,” a witness told Xinhua.
Puntland Defense Forces and Somaliland soldiers clashed with heavy weapons against each other in Takaraq town, about 90 km from Garowe which is an administrative capital of Puntland.