Published On: Fri, Nov 18th, 2016

Galmudug leaders accused of fuelling Abudwak unrest

The president and vice president of the semi-autonomous state of Galmudug have been blamed for fuelling the rising tensions in the central city of Abudwak.

Aden Egal Hafa, a Somali elder accused Abdikarim Hussein Guled, president of Galmudug and vice president Mohamed Hashi Abdi of being behind the conflict.

At least 6 people were killed, more than 10 others wounded in the fighting in Abudwak city, which is involved two local sub-clans battling for control.

Galmudug troops and Ahlu Sunna militiamen are said to have clashes several times in the town, as they support the warring sides in Abudwak in Galgaduud region.

Galmudug state has recently deployed troops to the town, sparking tension with its rival Ahlu Sunna fighters who have been massing near the area over the past few weeks.

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