Somalia’s president has said he’s concerned about renewed fighting between Somaliland and Puntland forces in Tukarak village in Sool region.
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo called on “all leaders, traditional clan chiefs, religious leaders, civil society organizations, women and youth to support efforts to end the clashes”.
“It is unfortunate that blood is being shed on the eve of the Holy Month of Ramadan,” the president said in a statement posted on his official Twitter account.
“The fighting in Tukarak must come to an end immediately and unconditionally and the warring parties should resolve their differences through dialogue.”
President Farmajo also called for reconciliation and dialogue following recent fighting between rival clan militia in El Afweyn village in Sanaag region.
The president sent condolences to the families of those killed in both Tukarak and El Afweyn and wished the wounded speedy recovery.
Madaxweyne Farmaajo "Waa in dagaalka Tuka-raq si degdeg ah oo shuruud la'aan ah lagu joojiyaa, wax walbana loo maraa dariiqa wadahadalka." pic.twitter.com/3KBKflM6En
— Mohamed Farmaajo (@M_Farmaajo) May 15, 2018
In January, Somaliland and Puntland forces clashed in Tukarak.
Somaliland declared independence from the rest of Somalia 27 years ago but is yet to achieve any formal international recognition as a sovereign state.