Published On: Sun, May 14th, 2017

Somalia: Tension runs high in eastern Galgaduud

A tense of fighting was reporter to be running high in parts of eastern Galgaduud region on Sunday following a deadly inter-clan fighting on Saturday that left six people dead.

Residents in Labi Ano reported that both clan militiamen are massing around the village, in preparation for another battle. Local villagers began to flee their houses due to the conflict.

The armed clan militia fighters clashed over land ownership in pasture area. The elders of both warring sides are making efforts to bring an end to the escalating tension.

At least 10 people were wounded and witnesses said that many houses were torched while hundreds of people fled the area, which is under the control of Somali government.

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