somali-government-forces.jpgAt least 32 people have been killed and 35 others wounded in clashes between militias and troops from the self-declared Republic of Somaliland. 



Fresh clashes broke out in Somaliland’s town of Buhodle yesterday where the area’s troops launched a heavy attack on local ethnic  militias.

Fifteen of the victims are said to have been Somaliland troops.

Meanwhile, the warring sides have set fire to two small districts near Buhodle,  forcing hundreds of civilians to flee the region.

The Somaliland troops have also managed to capture more bases from rebels in Buhodle in Somaliland’s province of Togdheer.

Up to one million people have lost their lives following years of fighting between rival warlords and because of an inability to deal with famine and disease.