Rival Somali forces in shoot-out in Mogadishu

Rival Somali forces in shoot-out in Mogadishu

Rival troops in Somalia’s army have been involved in a shoot-out in the capital, Mogadishu.

One group is trying to storm a base that had been run by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before it was forced to end its military training programme in the country earlier this month.

Somalia’s military chief, Abdiweli J Gorod has promised to investigate the mutinous acts.

The military chief said unspecified number of Somali government soldiers are being investigated for alleged “mutinous acts, looting attempts and unethical” behavior.

Somalia’s government ordered the UAE to end its programme to train Somalia’s army following a diplomatic fall-out.

The government was angered by the UAE’s decision to build a military base in the breakaway state of Somaliland.

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