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At least 17 people have been killed in inter-clan clashes at Dararweyne village in El-Afweyne district of Sanaag region.
The fighting which is the latest in a series of backlashes between rival clans, which began on Sunday morning reportedly lulled in the evening.
He also pointed that fighting had displaced many people from their homes.
According to the journalist, forces including police and military had been deployed to the area to intervene the fighting sides.
There is no comment yet from the local authorities and elders in the region.
The region has experienced perennial clan clashes that claimed many lives.
Arguments over land use, borehole and pasture have perennially contributed to fighting among Somali community who are largely pastoralists.