Clan clashes in central Somalia kill 16

Published: March 31, 2010

At least 16 people were killed and 20 more wounded in clashes on Wednesday between rival clans in central Somalia, residents said.
The two clans have been fighting over land and water in Mudug region in the past few weeks. The latest clash happened in Barag village, 80 km (50 miles) north of Haradheere town.
“It’s awful fighting and tension is still high,” Ibrahim Osman, an elder in the village, told Reuters.
Residents said the fighting had stopped but more was expected as gunmen had been flowing into the area.
Hundreds of residents fled the village as their herds scattered because of the loud explosions.

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