MOGADISHU, Somalia – Heavy fighting broke out between Al Shabaab militants and local armed militias near Hudur town in the southwest of Bakol region.
The fighting flared up in Yab-yab area near the town when Al Shabaab militants allegedly “took away” villagers’ livestock, said Ugas Ali Dirir, a local militia fighting against the group.
He says the militias killed four militants during the clash.
Dirir added that his villagers took up arms against Al-Shabaab after the militants “took away” their livestock.
He said they were mobilizing themselves to fight against the militants.