Tension heats up between Puntland and Somaliland
In a statement, Al-Shabaab group the two Kenyan aid workers had been released on the occasion of the mass conversion to Islam by the residents of Barawa, a city in the Lower Shebelle Region.
"The Kenyan troops try to deceive the public opinion by spreading false news," the militant group said in the statement published by Somali Memo news portal.
Al-Shabaab claimed that it had helped the freed Kenyans to reach their country
The two regional states have been at loggerheads over the control of the Sool and Sanaag regions which are located on their border.