A brief shootout took place today in the district Barawe of Lower Shabelle region clashes between security forces and militias opposed to the formation of Barawe City Council.
The Fighting took place outside the Nadir Hotel, where the local council elections were taking place, killing one person and wounding a security officer.
According to the sources, the election of the district council has been postponed since Today Fighting in the district Barawe.
Residents in Barawe district said that the security of the polling station was taken over by AMISOM troops to prevent further fighting there.
Today’s Fighting in the district comes at a time when there are concerns in the city against the City Council by some of the clans living in the district Barawe.