Reports coming from Abuudwaaq town in Galgaduud region in central Somalia say that Ahlusunnah Waljama which is a moderate Islamist faction in Somalia has waged an attack on the house of Mr. Abdilatif Abdullahi Warsame the Minister for Commerce and Industries for the semiautonomous state of Galmudug.
The fighters of Ahlusunnah Waljama were bravely confronted by the security guards of the Minister, but after some minutes of exchange of fire the local traditional elders intervened extinguished the fight.
The latest report from the town which Radio Dalsan is getting from the ground says that the elders’ intervention could not work and the two sides are now regrouping for fight.
“We tried to convince both sides to lay down their arms and come together for dialogue, but sides are not ready to listen to our arbitration, we shall not be tied of mediating this” elder Hassan Muse.
There are also reports which say that some of the inhabitants in the town have started fleeing their houses.
So far one of the Minister’s security guard has been confirmed dead, but yet the number of injuries are not know.
Mohamed Omar Hussein