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Clan clashes are common in Somalia, mainly in the rural areas, where dispute over grazzing feilds and water well lead to bloody skirmish everytime.
ABUDWAK, Somalia - At least 20 people were killed and more were injured in a tribal battle that took place yesterday in an area under Laba-gale village in Aabudwaq district of Galgaduud region.
The fight between two clan militias from Abudwaq and Adado was caused by a small borehole water dug in the area. The wounded people were taken to the hospitals in the two towns.
Troops from the Somali army [SNA] who left Dhusamareb today reached the area where the fighting took place and the tribal militias of the two communities are still facing each other.
The residents said government forces are trying to intervene the conflict and disarm the two militia groups in order to avoid protracted fighting that could claim the lives of more people.
It is a very shocking war, which the local authorities have described it as "terrifying and meaningless" after the lives of 20 citizens were lost over a dispute on a drinking water point.
Clan clashes are common in Somalia, a war-torn Horn of Africa nation, mainly in the rural areas, where dispute over grazzing feilds and water well lead to bloody skirmish everytime.