Mogadishu (HAN) May 15th, 2017 – Public Diplomacy & Regional investment. By. Michael Oduor. Africanws.
At least 6 militia and civilians were killed and nine others injured when two ethnic clans clashed in Central Somalia.
The Two local militiamen belonging to the Cayr and Duduble started fighting in Labi-Caano village, 45 km east of Dhuusa-mareeb. The fight is over a dispute and clan vendetta.
“So far we know that six people died in the hostilities between the clans and more than nine others were injured,” Mohamed Ali Ilmi, the governor of the Galgudud region told VOA’s Somali Service by phone. “Still the area is too tense. There might be further clashes as war preparations are underway in nearby villages,” he said.
Hassan Ali Omar, an elder in the region, said the fighting was sparked by long-standing hostilities over land ownership and pasture.
“This fighting has repeated several times and it is over long-standing vendetta between the two sub-clans. We are sorry that it has resulted in deaths,” Omar said.