At least 15 killed in clan clashes on the border between Nugaal and Sool regions

File: A nomad man carrying AK-47 riffle.

Garowe-(Puntland Mirror) At least 15 people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when clan militias clashed in rural area along the border of Nugal and Sool regions, resident said.

The fighting between militants from Omar Mohamoud sub-clan and Dhul-bahante started in the areas of Cagaare and Qorilay last week, a resident Jama Hassan Hersi told Puntland Mirror on phone.

“The clashes started last week, so far at least 15 people from warring sides were killed, more than 20 others wounded,” he said.

The traditional elders in the region are trying to halt the bloodshed fighting, an elder in Garowe told Puntland Mirror.

“We will send traditional elders, religious clerics and scholars to the area to participate in peace process,” the elder said.

Dozens of people were killed in previous clashes between the two sides, which resulted in blood feud and long-standing dispute over grassland.

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