Confrontations between Somaliland army and Puntland soldiers broke out in Sanaag province on Wednesday.
It is reported that the warring sides have used heavy weapons during the skirmishes.
The fighting erupted after Somaliland troops stationed in Yubbe have moved to Hadaaftimo township.
Locals and eye witness have reported that they could hear the sounds of gunshots that the two sides have exchanged.
There are human casualties although details are not sketchy as far as the clashes are concerned.
The fighting comes just a day after soldiers loyal to Badhan district governor from Somaliland and that of Sanaag regional governor of Puntland clashed yesterday in Lasqoray.