12 March 2016

Somalia: Four Killed As Nisa Forces Battle Armed Group in Central Somalia

A heavy fighting between Somalia's Intelligence and security agency (NISA) forces and armed groups broke out on Friday afternoon at an area at Galgadud regional district of Adado, residents said.

The clash began when NISA soldiers launched an attack on armed group believed to be pirate gangs stationed at Godinlabe village, just 28 kilometers west of Adado town, the seat of Galmudug state.

According to residents in Godinlabe who spoke to Radio Shabelle at least four people were killed and many more others wounded in the armed confrontation between NISA and the gangs.

Those killed in today's gunfight near Adado city, include three unarmed civilians caught in the cross fire, medics said.

Radio Shabelle could not immediately establish the extent of damage suffered by NISA soldiers.

Over the past few months, freelance armed groups have erected illegal roadblocks in the rural areas between Adado and Dhusamareb towns in Galgadud region, central Somalia.


Govt Seeks U.S.$1.6 Billion to Feed Starving Citizens

Despite the swift international response that saved millions of Somalis from starvation last year, an estimated 6.2… Read more »

Copyright © 2016 Shabelle Media Network. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.