소말리아 중부에서 이슬람 세력간의 충돌로 최소한 25명이 사망했다고, 목격자들이 전했습니다.

소말리아 구리엘에서는 11일 과격 이슬람 무장단체인 알-샤바브와 또 다른 이슬람 단체 알루 순나 간에 충돌이 있었습니다.

주민들에 따르면 알루 순나가 통제하는 지역에서 교전이 벌어졌습니다.

사망자는 대부분 무장요원들이며, 최소한 20명이 부상자도 발생했습니다.

알-샤바브는 지난 2년간 소말리아 정부군과 에티오피아 연합군에 대항해온 대표적 이슬람 단체입니다.

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Witnesses in central Somalia say fighting between rival Islamist groups has killed at least 25 people.

Clashes broke out in the town of Guriel early today (Sunday)between hardline al-Shabab militants and fighters of another Islamist group, Ahlu Sunna Wal-jam'ah.

Residents say the fighting had stopped by mid-day and that Ahlu Sunna was in control of the town.

Most of those killed were combatants. At least 20 other people were wounded in the fighting.

Al-Shabab is the most prominent of the insurgent groups that have battled the Somali government and allied Ethiopian troops for the past two years.

The insurgent groups have clashed at times as they jockey for position ahead of the expected Ethiopian withdrawal.

Witnesses in central Somalia say fighting between rival Islamist groups has killed at least 25 people.

Clashes broke out in the town of Guriel early today (Sunday) between hardline al-Shabab militants and fighters of another Islamist group, Ahlu Sunna Wal-jam'ah.

Residents say the fighting had stopped by mid-day and that Ahlu Sunna was in control of the town.

Most of those killed were combatants. At least 20 other people were wounded in the fighting.

Al-Shabab is the most prominent of the insurgent groups that have battled the Somali government and allied Ethiopian troops for the past two years.

The insurgent groups have clashed at times as they jockey for position ahead of the expected Ethiopian withdrawal.