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12:00 AM, July 02, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 02, 2010

Somali clashes kill 21

At least 21 people were killed and 42 wounded in fighting in Somalia, a human rights group said yesterday.
Fighting between clans left 14 people dead and 24 injured in the village of Huldonyale in central Somalia, the Mogadishu-based Elman rights group said.
Government troops alongside African Union peacekeepers exchanged shells in Mogadishu with al-Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels, who are waging an Islamist insurgency against the Western-backed government. Seven people were killed and 18 wounded.
The clan fighting was believed to be a continuation of clashes over pasture and water.
"This clash has been recurring for months. It seems there is no sign of a ceasefire agreement between these two neighbouring clans," Ali Yasin Gedi, the vice chairman of Elman, told Reuters.

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