Civil war between Somaliland and Puntland forces in Tukaraq town

Bosaso – Civil war fighting has started between forces loyal to Puntland state and the breakaway Somaliland in Sool region on Tuesday, Puntland minister confirmed.The battle which erupted early Tuesday in Tukaraq town is reported to be ongoing.
Both Puntland and Somaliland have traded accusations of the attack. Mr Abdi Ali Hirsi Qarjab, Puntland minister for Information who confirmed the fighting said the forces of Somaliland have attacked bases of Puntland troops in the area.

” Somaliland forces attacked our troops near the frontline, they were repulsed and drove back,” said Qarjab.Somaliland chief of Army, Noah Ismail Tani accused Puntland State of carrying out attack on the town saying the fighting is ongoing in Tukaraq town.” Puntland forces invaded Tukaraq town and the forces are still fighting in the area,” said Tani. casualties have been reported both side so far as the fighting is continuing.