Somalia: Heavy fighting erupts in Kismayo


MOGADISHU, Somalia – Heavy gunfight has flared up on Wednesday in the coastal town of Kismayo, some 500km south of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

The clash broke out between Jubbaland security forces and armed guards loyal to Abdinasir Seeraar, a political rival of regional leader Ahmed Madobe.

It remains unclear what triggered the new tension in Kismayo.