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SNA and AMISOM troops intervene in inter-clan clash in central Somalia

Storyline:National News

The African Union Peace-keeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops from Djibouti and Somali National Army Tuesday reportedly intervened to quell a deadly inter-clan confrontation in central Somalia.

The clashes that erupted in last weeks, have claimed at least 34 lives, according Beledwene mayor, Mohamed Osman.

Osman said that the fighting was over after the troops quelled the deadly inter-clan confrontation in the town as the traditional elder trying to bring together the clashed clans.

“African Union peace-keeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and soldiers soldiers have been deployed in the battled zone and Traditional clan elders are trying to mediate between the warring sides” said the mayor.

Two militias turned their guns on each other when one group sought revenge for a man killed in the previous week.

The dead included the combatants and civilians at Howlwadaag neighbourhood on the western side of the town.

The clashes are said to have left at least 40 other people wounded, among them those hit by stray bullets.

Somali clans often fight over control of power and resources and the cycle is often worsened by revenge attacks and long lasting rivalry.