Twenty five killed in clan clashes in northern Somalia

At least 25 people have been killed and more than 30 others wounded in clan clashes in the northern Somali region of Sanaag, local media reports.

The reports indicate that the heavy fighting between militias from two clans in El Afweyn and Dud Arale areas began on 7 July and continued until the next day.

The president of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland reportedly ordered troops to be sent to the region to end the fighting.

Sanaag is a disputed region, claimed by both Somaliland and Puntland State of Somalia.

Militias from the two clans have in the past clashed in the region.