One dies as Somali forces clash with Ahlu-Sunna fighters in Hananbuur

soldiers -200x112At least one person was killed when fighting erupted between Somali National Army (SNA) and moderate Islamist group Ahlu-Sunna Waljamaa in Landheer locality of Hananbuur district Sunday.

The clash between the two sides is the first one since the formation of Galmudug state in which  Ahlu-Sunna vehemently denied to be associated with.

Goobjoog News reporter in Galgaduud, Abdiweli Tohow says fighting between the two started in the morning and lasted for up to an hour resulting in the death of one person.
Somali government forces and Ahlu-Sunna fighters have on several occasions  engaged in gun battle with noted causalities from both sides.

Ahlu-Sunna took control of Dhusa-Mareeb town, the administrative capital of the newly formed Galmudug state in June this year when the state formation conference was on going in Adado and announced it had nominated its own president for areas under its rule.

On 10th this month, Ahlu-Sunna Waljamaa, declared that its delegates would vacate the conference within 24 hours.
Speaking to Goobjoog News, its leader Sheikh Ibrahim Gurre, who was among the signatories to Somali central State formation conference put blame on Somali minister for Interior Affairs, Abdirahman Odawa.
Somali government however tried to incorporate Ahlu-Sunna in the Adado state formation conference with no avail.

Goobjoog News

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