Published On: Mon, Nov 7th, 2016

Tensions remain high in Galkayo after deadly battle

The clash between forces of Puntland and Galmudug which erupted on Sunday morning in Galkayo town has reportedly lulled as warring sides are still at the battlefield.

Sporadic gunfire could sometimes be heard in parts of the city, which has seen fetal combat Sunday that left over 30 people dead, while scores got wounded.

Reports said hundreds of local families fled their house in the town due to the persistent clashes between the nighbouring Galmudug and Puntland forces.

Local clerics and traditional elders are making efforts to defuse the tension, and bring an end to the ongoing violence through dialogue, according to sources.

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