Published On: Mon, Oct 24th, 2016

UPDATED: 5 killed, several injured in Galkayo fighting

At least five people have been killed and dozens wounded in an ongoing gun battle between rival forces from Puntland state and Galmudug in the central town of Galkayo, reports said.

Monday’s clash flared up at Garsoor nighbourhood, west of the city after Galmudug troops reportedly raided Puntland army base. Five soldiers were killed in the renewed combat.

An estimated 4,000 families fled their houses in Galkayo since the upsurge of Galkayo conflict in October this year, according to the United Nations report.

Puntland and Galmudug traded accusations over the start-up of fighting after an early peace agreement signed by both states in Dec, 2015 failed to be applied and end the battle.

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