Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least seven people were reported killed and several others injured in fresh clashes Friday at the Somali town of Lugh in the Gedo region, some 400-km south-west of Mogadishu, informed sources said.
Reports reaching the Kenyan capital of Nairobi said the fighting was between two clans of the Marehan tribe, locked in disputes since the formation of the regional led by Colonel Hassan Shargudud early this month.
An eyewitness, Osman Ahmed told PANA the two sides used weapons in the fierce fighting that also left several houses destroyed.
Ali Adam Kalinle, a spokesman of the Somali Reconciliation and Restoration Council (SRRC) speaking from Baidoa, also confirmed the fighting.
But SRRC militia Commander in Lugh, Colonel Farah Abdi, claimed his men killed 17 people from the opposing side, while 10 of his men were injured in the fighting.
A medical doctor and his assistant were reported killed at a Lugh hospital by unknown militia men Thursday.