US military steps drone strikes in Somalia
Galmudug state in central Somalia has been embroiled in internal rivalries and divisions since its foundation just 15 years ago.
The battle has claimed the lives of at least ten people and wounded 20 others on the first day and the tension still remained high near Dhusamareb.
The battle comes ahead of the Lower House election in the central Somali city, which has been under Galmudug control for nearly two years.
The Somaliland election was reportedly marred by vote-buying and irregularities as Somalia gears up to the much-awaited Lower House ballot.
The country is preparing for the Lower House election, which is the most important vote which culminates the long journey for the formation of a new government.
The Lower House became a tool that Farmajo used to oust his long-serving PM Hassan Ali Khaire in July last year following a fallout over the electoral model.
The senate candidates, including Abdi Hashi and Prof Abdi Ismail Samatar who teaches at a university in the US, addressed the electoral delegates gathered in Afisyoni tent on Tuesday.
The situation in the former Al-Shabaab bastion is calm on Tuesday morning, and the injured are currently being treated at the hospital. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Since the capture of Las’anod town in 2007, dozens have been killed in fighting between Somaliland and Puntland as part of a long-running clash over a disputed border Sool region.
The talks took place mid-last night at a building near the heavily fortified Mogadishu airport, according to the insiders, who spoke to Keydmedia English.
The office of the prime minister is in charge of the country's elections and security after Farmajo failed to deliver his national duties during his tenure.
On Saturday, a deadly car bombing killed at least 8 people outside the presidential palace in Mogadishu amid political wrangles between top leaders.