The autonomous region of Puntland in northeastern Somalia had been bombed by US warships. Kenyan air forces struck the breakaway region on January 20, 2007., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
SOMALIA: Fight in Sool region kills more than 10
Posted on November 30, 2013
More than 10 people were killed and at least 20 others wounded after heavy fight erupted in Taleh district of Sool region, the base of the newly declared state of Khatumo, RBC Radio reports.
The battle broke out on Thursday after Puntland Vice President Abdisamad Ali Shire reached the town with heavy armored vehicle that led to heavy gun fire with Khatumo forces based in Taleh.
Dozens of families were forces to flee from the town.
The situation has been calm since Friday despite tensions between the warring sides was high on time.
On Thursday, Mohamed Indhasheel said that he was attacked by Puntland presidential forces and that they have seized the town. Puntland did not respond to the claims.