Gunfire near Mandera as forces clash over fugitive minister

Some of Jubbaland military officers, who escaped fighting in Bula Hawa, Somalia, are escorted to Mandera Police Station on March 2, 2020. At least 30 Jubbaland officers were received at the station. PHOTO | MANASE OTSIALO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Activities were interrupted by a heavy explosion that was followed by gunfire at about 11am.
  • Since the minister arrived, the high tension in Mandera town has forced some residents to flee from their homes, fearing deadly clashes.
  • It remained unclear whether the wanted minister remained in the rented house or was moved to a local military camp.

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