Aweys Osman Yusuf

Mogadishu 30, July.07 ( Sh.M.Network)- Reports from Dahar in Sanag province, northwest Somalia, indicate that one person was killed and two others were wounded after two armed clan militiamen clashed over deforestation in the region, according to Dahar residents.

Our correspondent, Mohomoud Iyoun, in the area said the gun battle started after a group of militiamen working as vigilantes intercepted another group of militias who have been engaged in deforesting the environment lately.

“The dead body of one of the deforesters was brought to the town while one of trees protectors was wounded during the fighting that lasted in thirty minutes,” he said.

Iyoun also reported that one cargo truck full of logs and charcoal was seized by the vigilantes who opposed the illegallogging in their settlement of Dahar.

He said a man who was recognized as a soldier from Puntland, the semiautonomous province, in northeast Somalia was among several illegal loggers caught by the vigilantes.

The situation was reportedly tense as residents were very much concerned about renewed fighting in their peaceful region.

Shabelle Media Network Somalia