One person has been killed and two others injured in public demonstrations in Burao, Togdheer region of Somaliland in response to the fighting between Somaliland and Puntland forces in Tukaraq, Sool region.
Goobjoog News correspondent in the region reports the deceased was caught in live fire by police who sought to quell the demonstrations.
The protesters were chanting against Somaliland interior minister Mohamed Kaahin when police fired live bullets, witnesses said.
Somaliland President Muse Bihi earlier said his troops had managed to push Puntland forces from Tukaraq even as Puntland information minister Abdi Qarjab maintained forces from his side had repelled the offensives.
UNSOM head Michael Keating met both Bihi and his Puntland counterpart Ali Gaas this past week to discuss among others the security situation in Tukaraq.