Heavy fighting reported in Puntland’s Qardho town


QARDHO [SMN] – Reports from Puntland’s Qardho town say heavy fighting broke out last night there between two factions within Puntland security forces.

The battle came after Puntland Darwish soldiers reportedly tried to seize weapons stored in Xorgoble military training camp, leading to a gunfight with the police controlling the area.

The exact number of casualties is not yet known, as local officials are yet to release a statement regarding the clashes.

Puntland security officials said 13 soldiers had been arrested and seven were on the run.

The situation was calm on Thursday morning, and Qardho police forces are on the scene of the fighting and have launched operations.


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