Tension heats up between Puntland and Somaliland
The tribal rivalry and competition over resources such as grazing land for livestock or access to water in Somalia are attributed to the recurrent vendettas.
MAHAS, Somalia - Gunmen opened fire on a passenger car in the vicinity of the central Hiran regional district of Mahas, in an apparent revenge attack on Friday, March 19, wounding at least five people, witnesses said.
Women and children are among those injured in the brazen assault on the vehicle while on its way to Dhusamareb, the seat of the Galmudug administration from Mogadishu, the Somali capital.
The people who sustained wounds in the shooting have been admitted to a hospital in nearby Guri’el for medical attention, according to the local residents who confirmed the incident to KON via phone.
The raid on the vehicle carried out by the armed group is part of tribal clashes that recently emerged from the central regions, adding to the violence and the cycle of revenge that has hardly hit the country.
The tribal rivalry and competition over resources such as grazing land for livestock or access to water in Somalia are attributed to the recurrent vendettas that killed many innocent lives.
The two regional states have been at loggerheads over the control of the Sool and Sanaag regions which are located on their border.