A heavy fighting between Galmudug and Puntland forces has erupted again in Galkayo, the regional capital of Mudug, according to eyewitnesses.
The battle broke out when Galmudug state security minister Osman Nur Tardhuled has paid a surprise visit to the front-lines in the west of Galkayo on Thursday morning.
Latest reports from sources in Galkayo indicate that both sides are using heavy change of artillery and gunfire that could be heard across the town.
There was no immediate reports of casualties as a result of the ongoing fighting in Galkayo.
More to follow soon.