Somalia: Intense Clashes Broke Out in Baladweyne

According to locals living within the territory, there were intense clashes in some of the neighborhoods in the Baladweyne city of the Hiiraan region.

The fight was provoked after Al-Shabaab fighters stimulated the attack and it was reported that the clashes went on for at least a few hours.

The battle occurred in the Guufaale and Janta Kunisho territories, although up until now there have been no specifications on the number of casualties.

We were unable to establish contact with officials from the Hiiraan Regional Administration to enquire further details on the scale of the attacks.

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