11 February 2009

Somalia: Five Killed in Fighting Between Clan and Islamist Militias

Jowhar — At least four people have been killed and some others have been injured in fighting between al-Shabaab insurgent group, and local clan militias in Masagaway town in central Somalia, eyewitnesses said on Wednesday.

Residents say, the fighting started after the clan militias attacked the town. The dead were all combatants.

The clan militias have taken control the town from the al-Shabaab group, the Islamists have been controlling the town for a year.

Clan elders in Masagaway town requested from the two sides not to fight again in the town. The fighting stopped and the situation in the town is calm now.

In other news one person was killed and two others were wounded in fighting between clan militias in Warsheekh town in Middle Shabelle region.

The militias fought in a borehole in the town.

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