Three Somali national army killed and two civilian in fighting between Somali soldiers and militia in Bula hawa town.


Fighting between Somali soldiers has left three soldiers dead on Monday in Bula Hawa town which lies 510 km south of Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu .

Reports indicated that  at least 10 people mostly civilian wounded during the fighting.

“Civilians who were caught in the crossfire was among the fatalities,” police chief in Bula Hawa town said.

Police and witnesses said that a gun battle erupted between the soldiers and mliltia  near the police station.

“As we were sitting in our shops we started to hear bouts of gunfire which then increased into the fully automatic fire,” One shopkeeper in the town said.

“The soldiers responsible for this horrible violence should face justice,” a senior security official said on condition of anonymity.

The infighting between the militias within the armed forces has been a reoccurring event in the past few months claiming the lives of many of civilian lives.

Somalia has been struggling to reconstitute its 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.

Freelance Journalist based in mogadishu Somalia, focusing conflict across Somalia.