38 dead in Somali clan violence

Dec. 2, 2012 at 9:37 AM

DHUSAMAREB, Somalia, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A clan clash in Somalia's central Galgadud province left 38 people dead and many more injured, witnesses said.

The gun battle broke out Saturday in the Balal-Dheer neighborhood, about 62 miles away from Dhusamareb, the capital of Galgadud, the Shabelle Media Network reported Sunday.

Witnesses said the fighting was sparked by a dispute between two clans over a water well. The clans were allegedly calling for reinforcements as the battle was ongoing Sunday, Shabelle reported.

Clan elders, though, called for a cease-fire and asked the clan militias to end hostilities in favor of talks.

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