Published On: Thu, Sep 1st, 2016

Three dead, 10 hurt in clan fighting in northern Somalia

At least 3 people are reportedly killed, and 10 others, mostly civilians sustained wounds in a battle flared up between two clan militiamen in northern Somalia.

A local resident, has told Radio Shabelle via phone that the gunfight broke out when fighters of two rival clans clashed at El-afwayn locality in Sanag region.

The villager spoke on condition of anonymity, because he feared reprisal by the militiamen if identified.

“The warring tribal militiamen who armed with heavy machine guns, are fighting for the second day at El-afwayn village over clan revenge,” he added.

The local clans in Sanaag region, have previously fought each other over pasture and clan revenges.  The situation of the area is tense as gunfire could still be heard.

Reports said tensions are running high in the region for weeks, as local elders are making mediation efforts to end the clan feud that foced hundreds of residents to flee their houses.

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