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Air strike kills Islamic State deputy in Somali region

14 Apr 2019

GAROWE, Somalia An air strike killed the deputy leader of the Islamic State group in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, alongside another militant, a local security official said on Sunday.

Somali region once riddled with pirates sees peaceful power transfer

08 Jan 2019

GAROWE, Somalia A region of war-ravaged Somalia elected a new president on Tuesday, a peaceful transfer of power in a part of the country notorious for piracy and Islamist militias.

Over 50 reported killed in clan clashes in breakaway Somali region

24 Oct 2018

BOSASSO, Somalia Fighting between clans in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region has killed more than 50 people, a witness at the scene and an official in neighboring Puntland said on Tuesday.

Al Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia's Puntland

20 Jul 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

29 May 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 neighbouring region, a police officer said.

Dozens killed in clashes between two Somali regions in land dispute

25 May 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

23 May 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

21 May 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

28 Apr 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

17 Apr 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.

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