Several people injured in fighting between pirates and local residents in Somalia

Bitter fighting between Somali pirates and clan militias have on Tuesday morning in El-Dire settlement near Hobyo district of Mudug region in central Somalia left several people injured.

Local people told APA that the fighting was as a result of a disagreement among the local leaders and pirates over the withdrawal of armed pirate militia whose presence in the area was of concern to the residents of the settlement.

Sources say three pirates and one of the locals were injured in the battle, as the residents also claimed that they have burned a pirate armored pick up vehicle in the fighting.

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