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Las Anod mayor Abdirahim Ali Ismail said armed confrontation escalated between civilians and the military in the town on Wednesday after a local merchant was shot dead.
Shacabka ayaa hadda gacanta ku haya magaaladda, waxaana laga taagay wadooyinka Calanka Soomaaliya, oo horey mamnuuc uga ahaa meel ay Somaliland maamusho.
President Bihi accused the Somali government of being behind the unrest in Lasanod and said that Somaliland will defend its land if the 5 regional administrations of Somalia attack the city.
Businesses have been closed for the second week, as the residents staged demonstrations to demand the withdrawal of the Somaliland troops who have been in control since 2007.
Human rights organizations in the country said Somaliland is committing crimes against humanity in Lasan after more than 20 civilians were shot dead in the city in one week, including children.
Laascaanood ayaa tan iyo 2007 gacanta ugu jirtay Somaliland, waxaana shacabka degaanka ay diidan yihiin Maamulka gooni u goosadka dusha looga keenay, ee lagu qasbayo.
In ka badan 20 qof, oo culimada, waxgarad, siyaasiyiin, dhalinyaro, dumar iyo Carruur isagu jira, ayaa ku dhimatay rasaasta Ciidamada maamulka Somaliland ay ku ridayaan dadka shacabka ah, ee diidan gooni-u-goosadka.
The President of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, who spoke about the violence in Las Anod, said that three people were killed and nine others were injured. However, local medics reported a higher toll.
In October, Somalia signed a petroleum exploration agreement for seven offshore blocks with United States-based Coastline Exploration.
Coldoon ayaa ku caanbaxay safamalka dadka duruufaha gaarka ah haystaan, isagoo safaro ku taga Muqdisho, Puntland iyo meelo kale oo dalka kamid ah.
Maamulka Somaliland ayaa sheegay inay dowladda Mareykanka siinayso goobo saldhigyo militeri ka sameysto oo ku yaalla magaaladda Berbera, si ay u hesho taageeradda Washington ee dhinaca aqoonsiga ay 30-ka raadinaysay.
The two regional states have been at loggerheads over the control of the Sool and Sanaag regions which are located on their border.