Somaliland says it is not Somali and people from South and Central Somalia are similar to Ethiopians and other foreigners.
“People from southern Somalia are foreigners and they are like Ethiopians and we are expelling them from Las Anod. We are not Somalis and we are not involved, we are Somaliland,” the Sool regional police chief told Las Anod.
Somaliland police in an operation in Las Anod last night arrested a large number of civilians.
The people arrested in the operation were people from the southern regions of Somalia who were traders.
Somaliland authorities say they are investigating the men and some have been released for questioning.