More than thirty people have been killed in Somalia in a battle
between rival clans in the south.
said the two sides fought with heavy machine-guns and rocket-propelled
which began on Thursday, involved militiamen from the Jido
and Gare communities in and around the town of Qoryooley in
the Lower Shabelle region.
court and local leaders had tried unsuccessfully to organise
of the fighting is unclear but tensions between the two sides
had been made worse by thefts from each other's cattle herds.