At least 17 Somali soldiers killed in inter-regional fighting - officials
At least 17 soldiers were killed in clashes overnight between forces from two semi-autonomous regions of northern Somalia, local officials said on Wednesday.
Soldiers in Puntland and Galmudug have clashed repeatedly over territory and political rivalries in recent years.
As well as fighting in a civil war that began in 1991, national forces, loyal to the Western-backed Mogadishu-based government, and regional militias are battling an Islamist insurgency.
The militias sometimes also attack each other.
Puntland said it had killed Islamist militants in an air raid but Galmudug said its... read more
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