Somalia: One killed as Pirates clash in Central town

At least one person has been killed and several others injured as some of Somali pirates clashed themselves in a town located in south-central Somalia, witnesses said.

The gunfight broke out in the Southern part of Galkayo town controlled by the Galmudug local administration on Sunday night.

One local resident told reporters that both gunmen clashed over a checkpoint which is controlled by another local militia.

Both the dead and injured are believed to be pirates and were involved in the clash.

Officials from Galmudug administration intervened the situation later on but have not given further details regarding the battle.

Incidents of piracy off Somalia’s coast have dropped recently – with armed guards on ships and international navy patrols cited as some of the reasons by maritime experts.

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