6 June 2009

Somalia: Three People Injured Clashes in Beledweyn Town

Beledweyn — At least three people were injured in the west of Beledweyn town in Hiran region after clashes between armed groups started in the town overnight, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Saturday.

Residents said that three people were injured in fighting and rushed to hospital in Beledweyn as the reports from the town say that it is unclear the groups who fought in the west side of town.

Officials from Hisbul Islam organization are manning the west side of the town and said that they are searching the aim of the fighting and also who behind it.

People in the area where the clashes happened overnight expressed concern about the possibility of other fighting starts in their neighborhood once again.

There is no comment about the fighting from the pro Islamic Courts administration in beledweyn town.

The confrontation comes as there have been tense and insecurity situations in over the past 48 hours which consecutive explosions occurred in the Beledwey town in Hiran region.

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