Heavy fighting broke out Friday night in Puntland’s Qardho town, according to reports, between two factions within the Puntland security forces.
After Puntland Darwish soldiers allegedly attempted to grab weapons housed in the Xorgoble military training center, a shootout ensued with the police in charge of the region.
Local officials have yet to issue a statement regarding the clashes, therefore the precise number of casualties remains unknown.
Security officials in Puntland claimed 13 soldiers had been apprehended and seven more were on the run.
On Thursday morning, the situation was calm, and Qardho police forces were on the scene of the battle and had begun operations.