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Six killed in clan clashes in central Somalia

DHUSAMAREEB (SD) – At least six people have been killed and several others wounded in clan clashes in central Somalia, Galmudug state authorities confirmed.

In a statement, Galmudug information minister Ahmed Falagle has urged both fighting clans to end clashes.

“I urge the two brotherly clans to reach a ceasefire without precondition and abandon recurrent and meaningless hostilities. Come to the negotiating table to end their differences,” the minister said.

The minister vowed to take action against the perpetrators, saying the killers will be held accountable.

“It is unfortunate that there is a resurgence of clan fighting. Six people have been killed and many more injured. Galmudug has stood firm and will hold the perpetrators accountable,” Falagle said.

Fighting broke out between the two sides in Kahandhaale area of ​​the Galgadud region Friday afternoon but the course of the clash was not immediately clear.

Long-running disputes over the ownership of water boreholes are said to have spawned the clan fighting.

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