Monday, 15 March 2010

20 killed in inter-clan clashes in central Somalia

Clashes between rival clans have left at least 20 people dead in the Mudug region of central Somalia, where sub-clans of the Hawiye tribe are battling over water and land.
The fighting occurred late on Saturday as militiamen armed with heavy machine guns engaged in a deadly exchange of fire, killing up to 20 people, mostly combatants. Ten fighters were also wounded in the clashes.
"The heaviest fighting occurred near Jildhere village and there are bodies still strewn in the streets and forests close to the village," AFP quoted a Hawiye elder as saying. Read More

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