Clashes in Disputed Somali Oil Region Leave Five People Dead

  • Fighting erupted after troop buildup in region since January
  • Puntland, Somaliland dispute border that crosses oil-rich area

By Mohammed Omar Ahmed and Nizar Manek, 15 May 2018
(Bloomberg) --
Fighting erupted between forces from Somalia’s semi-autonomous regions of Puntland and Somaliland in a disputed area where oil concessions have been awarded.
The clashes broke out near the village of Tukarak on Tuesday morning, Puntland Information Minister Abdi Hersi Ali said by phone from Garowe, the capital. At least five Puntland soldiers died and 20 others were wounded in the battle, while the Somaliland forces suffered 20 casualties, Colonel Abdi Hassan Ali, a Puntland army official, said by phone.
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