Puntland: Puntland forces declare victory in battle against Somaliland troops
Special Forces from the Puntland “army” have successfully repulsed an aggressive attack waged by troops loyal to the breakaway region of Somaliland, officials said, during Wednesday’s nasty clashes in Sanaag region, in the north of Somalia, Garowe Online report.
Troops from secessionist Somaliland invaded parts of Sanaag region on Wednesday morning, which is controlled by Puntland, a Federal state of Somalia, precipitating a fierce battle between the two sides.
Somaliland forces have encountered fierce resistance and suffered heavy losses during the combat at Kadhada town, located about 18 kilometers from the Yube town, according to the Puntland army statement seen by Garowe Online.
Puntland defense forces claimed victory in the fighting against the invading troops, saying fifty  soldiers from Somaliland were captured and seized firearms and military vehicles, although it’s not clear the next course of action that will be taken against them, the statement noted.