Somali Official accuses clan militia led by Gen. Indha Adde of The KM-50 Atrocities
Mogadishu (Harar24) – At least 15 people were reportedly killed and 25 others injured so far in fierce infighting between two clan militias within the Somali government forces in KM-50, fifty kilometers away from the country’s capital Mogadishu.
The Lower Shabelle governor on Sunday said that the fighting occurred after Somali government troops carried out attacks in the town without informing his administration.
Abdulqadir Nur, the governor of Lower Shabelle said “I have to be informed if there is an operation. Both the defense ministry and the commander of the military have not told us anything about their operation” “The defense ministry and the commander of military will bear the brunt of everything” added the governor
The fighting broke out on Sunday after armed clan militia from within the Federal Government of Somalia attacked the town and encountered heavy gun fire from local militias who also belong to Somali Government troops.
The head of the administration of the Somali Federal Government in the town who talked with the media accused the clan militia led by Yuusuf Indha Adde and Col. Qaafow , both whom belong to the Somali Federal government forces, of indiscriminately killing people belonging to his local clan in the area.
The mayor of the town Abdulahi Waafow said “ three of our soldiers where martyred and many civilians were killed in yesterday’s attack”. “We repelled the attackers who more motivated by tribal and clan issues” added the mayor.
Resident in the town who spoke with a Harar24 reporter over the phone said that the military shelled the town earlier on Monday, which caused the residents to flee for their lives. “They started shelling us early in the morning and we had to run for our lives” said the resident.
The commanders of the Somali military forces who attacked the town claimed that Al-Shabaab militants were hiding in the town and seeking refuge there.
Gen. Yusuf Mohamed “Inddha Adde”, a former warlord who’s now in KM-50 accused the Somali Federal Government troops in KM-50 of being Al-Shabaab loyalists while talking with the media.