Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Fierce factional fighting Monday evening in Somalia's port town of Kismayu left three people dead and six others injured.
Confirming the incident Yasin Gas, deputy chairman of Juba Valley Alliance that controls the region said the fighting was triggered by a dispute over a government plot.
The factions, both belonging to the Juba Valley Alliance, exchanged fire when they failed to agree on control of the plot on which they planned to set up business.
Clan elders intervened and ended the clashes in the town, situated about 500 km south of the capital, Mogadishu.
Somalia has never been peaceful since the overthrow of former military leader, the late General Siad Barre in 1991.
Not even the Transitional National Government has been able to maintain law and order in the strife-torn nation on the Horn of Africa.