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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Somali clans clash

(Medeshi)- Mogadishu - At least 40 people were killed on Tuesday in fighting between two clans in central Somalia, officials and residents said.

"Fighting erupted between armed militias" in Deefow and other villages 35km south-west of Baladwayne, the capital of Hiiraan province, local official Abdifah Hasan Afrah said by telephone.

Several people were wounded and witnesses said that many houses were torched while hundreds of people fled the area.

"Tension is running high," resident Mahad Muse said.

Clans have repeatedly clashed over land ownership in the area.

- SAPA/News24