Clashes between rival groups near Galkayo (Mudug region) killed at least five people on Sunday, May 3. Others were reportedly injured in the clashes that occurred early on Sunday (local time). Reports indicate that the Galmudug forces and rival Puntland forces were the clashing groups.
Further clashes are possible in the area over the near term.
Galkayo is divided between two federal states, the Galmudug Interim Administration (GIA), established in 2015, and Puntland, formed in 1998. Tensions remain high between the two different states and clashes occur often.
Individuals present in Somalia are advised to maintain vigilance and keep abreast of the situation.
The security environment in Somalia remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
Copyright and Disclaimer