United Arab Emirates refused to search for Bossaso airport

BREAKING: Stand off reported at Bosaso airport after UAE trainers attempted to load heavy luggage and boxes onto an aircraft which is being intercepted by security forces who want items searched before being loaded.

There have been reports that UAE officials “failed” to convince local Puntland officials to contradict Somali federal Govt statement on cancellation of military cooperation with Emirati Govt. UAE trains local Puntland maritime police forces and has a base in Bosaso.