Reporting reaching us from Hargeisa indicate that Somaliland authorities have arrested several members of the state’s house of representative on Tuesday morning.

Sources said, the MPs, among them Saleban Ali Koor were detained by the security forces after disrupting the session chaired by the newly elected speaker of Somaliland Parliament Bashe Mohamed Farah.

Some reports suggest that heavy gunfire was heard inside the hall of the Parliament, before the arrest of the lawmakers. However, Somaliland did not comment on the arrest of the legislators.

Hargeisa has been beset by violence following the election of the new speaker days ago.