At least 20 killed in fighting near Somalia-Ethiopia border

Published: May 28, 2015

At least 20 killed in fighting near Somalia-Ethiopia border
At least 20 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in small villages close to the Somalia and Ethiopian border, where forces from the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia and pastoralists have been fighting, an official has said.
The governor of Galgadud region of Somalia, Hussein Ali Wehelie, has told local media outlets that the fighting has been going on since Tuesday in an area near to the border that separates both countries.
According to credible source, the fighting erupted when the Somali region state of Ethiopia invaded two villages close to the border. It is not clear why they invaded and also hard to find independent sources in the area due to poor communication system.
Mr Wehelie has urged both sides to stop the conflict.
‘’We are doing our best to find solution to this conflict which is unnecessary,’’ he said in an interview.
In recent years, several conflicts have occurred in the Somalia-Ethiopia border mostly related to tribal and pasture disputes.
More than 4000 Ethiopian troops are currently in Southern part of Somalia which are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission.
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