Somalia: Five killed in Taleh clan fighting

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TALEH, Somalia, April 21, 2015 (Garowe Online)-At least five fighters from the opposing sides have been reported killed after clan fighting flared up in historic Taleh town of northern Somalia on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports.

The fighting raged between the two clan militias-Samakab Ali and Farah Ali-leaving five others wounded according to medical sources.

Puntland Interior Minister Ahmed Elmi Osman (Karash) told GO that traditional leaders were dispatched to Taleh which lies some 90km from the capital, Garowe.

The two clans struck a peace deal in Taleh at the beginning of this year, putting years-long hostility to an end.

Somaliland troops seized Taleh from the self-declared administration of Khaatumo in late 2014, and retreated from temporary positions in the following days.

Eversince, clout has been dwinding, with Puntland, Somaliland and Khaatumo strongly vying for authority over Taleh and its environs.

GAROWEONLINE

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