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Ten people killed in inter-clan fighting in central Somalia


At least 10 people were killed and eight others were wounded after gunmen from rival Somali clans clashed in the Hiran region in central Somalia in the past two days, elders said on Sunday.

The fighting in Jaribey village, 60 kilometres (40 miles) northwest of the Hiran regional capital, Beletwein, pitted gunmen from Habr Gedir and Galjel sub-clans, both from the Hawiye clan.

Jaribey is inhabited by the Galjels.

The majority of the dead were gunmen, the elders told AFP by radio from Beletwein.

The fighting, believed to have been triggered by a business row over charcoal exports to Arab countries in the Gulf, subsided on Sunday morning after an exchange of heavy gunfire, the elders added.



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