MOGADISHU, Dec 30 (AFP) - At least
nine people were killed and 17 others wounded on Monday in clashes between
rival groups in northeast Somalia's Puntland region, a militia commander
"The fighting took place in Qararsoor
and Jedad villages of Qardi district," the commander who requested
anonymity told AFP by telephone from Puntland's port city of Bossaso.
The commander said his men had lost three
fighters, against six from the rival faction, which included two civilians.
Both warring sides, who claim to be the