The Commander of the Puntland Presidential Guard, Osman Omar Mohamed, has been killed in an operation by Puntland forces at the Galkayo Casting Factory, which was seized by armed militias this morning.
The fighting lasted for hours and the commander and several other soldiers were killed in the operation.
The fighting has been going on for some time now and the militias have been defeated
The casualties are yet to be ascertained and the situation now appears to be calm with the takeover of the area by Puntland security forces.
The fighting came as Puntland President Dani was in Galkayo