Somalia: Galmudug militiamen attack Saho town

Puntland

SAHO, Somalia Dec 24, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Militiamen loyal to Galmudug authorities in Galkayo’s Barahley neighborhood attacked Mudug region town of Saho according to officials on Wednesday, Garowe Online reports.

Saho Mayor Abdisalan Guled told the media that a gun-battle between locals and Galmudug militiamen resulted in 20 deaths and left scores wounded.

Guled confirmed that fighting vehicles were also destroyed in the battle, with medics at Galdogob hospital disclosing that some of the wounded fighters were admitted to their facility.

Galmudug is said to have rejected the recent approval of Saho as Puntland district by Puntland parliament.

On December 17, Puntland MPs unanimously voted on the inclusion of Saho town in Puntland map.

Puntland which shares a restive border with Galmudug has yet to comment on the attack on Saho.


GAROWE ONLINE

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