Two civilians shot dead near Galka’yo in central Somalia

GALKA’YO (Keydmedia) – Unidentified armed groups in central Somalia have shot to death two local residents at a village near Galka’yo town, the provincial capital of Mudug region, Keydmedia reports.
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Residents in Miro Cowleed, a township lies just 30 kilometers north of Galka’yo, told Keydmeda English News service via telephone that an elder father and his young son,all civilians were killed after gunmen attacked on their home in the area on Friday night at about 9:15 pm local time.

“I blame the responsibility for the killings on assailants from towns under the control of Himan and Heb administration. They carried out the attack for revenge,” said Ali Bashi Aden, the commissioner of Miro Cowleed Township for Galmudug state of Somalia.

Some areas near Galka’yo town have been the scene of deadly clashes between rival political and clan groups in recent months. - Mogadishu, Somalia

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