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Al Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia's Puntland

Jul 20 2018

BOSASO Somalia's Islamist militant group al Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.

Somaliland authorities arrest demonstrators, journalists covering protest

May 29 2018

GAROWE, Somalia Police in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region arrested more than 40 protesters and two journalists at a demonstration in a town whose ownership is disputed by a neighboring region, a police officer said.

Dozens killed in clashes between two Somali regions in land dispute

May 25 2018

GAROWE, Somalia Fighting between Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region and breakaway Somaliland has killed dozens of soldiers, according to a witness and a military commander who spoke of a "hellish" outbreak of violence.

Storm in Somaliland kills dozens, wipes out farms, livestock

May 23 2018

GAROWE, Somalia More than 50 people have died in Somaliland, livestock has been wiped out and hundreds of farms destroyed by heavy rains and floods caused by a tropical cyclone that hit the Horn of Africa, officials and aid agencies in the breakaway Somali region said.

Tropical cyclone hits Somaliland killing at least 15 people: governor

May 21 2018

BOSASO, Somalia At least 15 people have died in Somaliland after heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Sagar which landed in the Horn of Africa over the weekend.

Suicide bomber kills four army officers in Somalia: mayor

Apr 28 2018

BOSASO, Somalia A suicide bomber blew himself up in a military camp in the Somali town of Galkayo on Saturday, killing four officers, officials said, an attack claimed by the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group.

Somalia's Puntland region asks UAE to stay as Gulf split deepens

Apr 17 2018

BOSASO, Somalia Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region urged the United Arab Emirates not to close its security operations in the country after a dispute with the central government, saying the Gulf power was a key ally in the fight against Islamist militants.

Justice eludes rape victims in Somalia's Puntland: campaigners

Feb 06 2018

NAIROBI/BOSSASO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women and girls in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland who accuse police, army and marines of raping them are not receiving justice, campaigners said on Tuesday.

Somaliland picks ruling party's candidate as new president

Nov 21 2017

BOSASSO Musa Bihi Abdi of the ruling Kulmiye party was declared the winner of Somaliland's presidential election on Tuesday, by the election commission of the breakaway region.

Militants attack checkpoint in Somalia's Puntland, seven dead

Oct 09 2017

BOSASO, Somalia Islamist al Shabaab militants attacked a checkpoint in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, killing at least seven people in the early hours of Monday, police said.

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