At least two Somali soldiers were killed and several more others were wounded in an overnignt clashes bweten Somali troops in areas of Hawadley village in the Middle Shabelle region witnesses told KNN on Monday.
The motive of the clashes is yet unclear. residents said tensions have been running high since Monday among the goverment soldiers in Hawadley and nearby villages. Top commanders were not immediately available for comments.
Somalia has been struggling to reconstitute its National army, which collapsed with the government back in 1991, plunging the country into over two decades of chaos after warlords overthrew the country’s former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.