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04 May 2020 | 03:35 PM UTC

Somalia: Clashes leave at least five dead near Galkayo (Mudug region) May 3

Somalia News Alert

Clashes between rival groups leave at least five dead near Galkayo (Mudug region) on May 3; further clashes possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/4/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/6/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Mogadishu). COUNTRY/REGION Galkayo, Mudug region

Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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.

 

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