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Militia attack on Puntland’s MPs

At least three people have died after an exchange of gunfire near the parliament of Somalia’s autonomous province of Puntland. Gunmen loyal to Planning Minister Abdurrahman Farole entered the building on Sunday, before being forced out by security forces on Monday. The overnight siege and the clashes may be linked to Monday’s deadline for MPs to approve or reject a new cabinet. Mr Farole has since been sacked by Puntland President Mohamud Muse Hersi. Puntland declared itself an autonomous region within Somalia in 1998, but – unlike neighbouring Somaliland – does not want full independence. Full Story

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