January 31, 2012 ·32 Comments
ADDIS ABABA-The government of Ethiopia and Somaliland held talks on regarding the recent skirmishes between Somaliland national army and militia group in Buhodle. This recent skirmishing in Buhoodle town and the wider implications it could have in the regional was the topic on the table as both Foreign and Interior Minister’s of Somaliland visited Addis this week. According to reliable source in Addis the delegation of Somaliland Minister consisting of Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Omar and Interior Minister Mohamed Nur Duur they held meetings with Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Mr. Hailemariam Desanlegn and senior security officials regarding the hostilities in Buhodle.
There are other reports that indicate an accusatory culpability to Somali administration province in Ethiopia that they have aided and abetted the warlords that held a tribal meeting in Taleeh by providing security guards that escorted them to Taleh.
Somaliland government has forwarded memo of concern on that matter to Ethiopian representative to Hargeisa which has denied that his government was assisting the terrorist group that met in Taleh. Last week’s conflict in Buhoodle town has seen the result of 40 people killed between Somaliland forces and the local militia headed by US Professor Ali Khalif.
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