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Somaliland and Puntland forces clash in Tukaraq, casualties feared

Storyline:National News, Security

Fighting in the volatile border location between Puntland Somaliland escalated Tuesday morning with possible cases of casualties reported.

Goobjoog News correspondents in the region said armed factions from both sides of Puntland Somaliland engaged in heavy artillery fire starting early Tuesday.

The fighting comes few days after UN chief in Somalia Michael Keating visited Puntland where he held talks with state leader Ali Gaas on finding solutions to the conflict which has been on and off since the beginning of the year.

Leaders from both sides have traded accusations over the conflict.

More to follow.