Published On: Thu, Aug 18th, 2016

One dead, Two hurt in Clan fighting in central Somalia

At least one person was confirmed dead and two were wounded in the renewed clan fighting which broke out in Mudug region of central Somalia on Wednesday.

The tribal clashes flared up at El-la-Helay area in Mudug region after two rival clan militia fighters engaged gunfire that has led to the death of a civilian and two others wounded.

Those wounded in the fighting were transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, according to local residents who spoke to Radio Shabelle by phone.

The tension rose following the looting of livestock from each other. The regions in central Somalia have been beset by recurrent clan clashes over grazing lands and  water resources.

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