Published On: Thu, Nov 3rd, 2016

Somalia: 6 dead, 10 injured in Abudwak tribal clashes

At least 6 people are known to have been killed, and 10 others were wounded on Thursday in a deadly renewed clan clashes in the town of Abudwak in Galgaduud region in central Somalia, residents said.

Long-running animosity and clan revenge are reportedly triggered Thursday’s fighting between the two clan militia fighters in Abudwak city.

The rival clan militias have engaged in street battles in the town of Abudwak, whereby 6 people, mostly from the warring sides lost their lives.

Most of the wounded are said to be civilians caught in the crossfire. There were no efforts underway to mediate the dispute that led to the renewal of the tribal warfare.

A resident who spoke to Radio Shabelle over the phone on condition of anonymity said the ongoing clan fighting in Abudwak city has affected business and  people are staying indoors.

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