Somalia: Clashes renew between local militias in Galkayo amid ceasefire deal
At least five people, including two soldiers, were killed in a rekindled fighting in Galkayo city, the regional capital of Mudug province on Thursday, Garowe Online reports.
The fighting broke out between local militias belonging to businessmen from Puntland and Galmudug states following a dispute over an area, where a new food store was built in the city’s hectic market.
The two soldiers were members of the newly integrated combined Police force drawn from Puntland and Galmudug who are tasked with the security of the volatile city that is divided between the two sides.
The clash, which erupted early in the morning and raged on for several hours has led to the casualties on warring sides as well as the civilians and forced merchants were forced to shut down their businesses.