Ethiopia, Somalia hold talks after 10 killed in border clashes

ESAT News (May 2, 2016)

Interim Galmudug Administration (IGA) President Abdikarin Hussein Guledon is in the capital of Somali regional State of Ethiopia, Jijiga for key talks regarding a recent hostility in border areas, Garowe Online reports.

At least ten people were killed after Ethiopian Special Police paramilitary units clashed with armed pastoralists in Daadheer vicinity last month.

Ethiopian Somali Regional State blamed militiamen with links to Al Shabaab for the killings, allegations rejected by Galmudug Information Minister Tar Dhuled.

Jubaland President Madobe is said to be mediating in the dispute between Galmudug and Ethiopian authorities in Jijiga.

Speaking in Jijiga, Galmudug leader said, he hopes to reach a deal with Ethiopian Somali officials over the deadly incident during the visit.

Ethiopian troops were officially integrated into African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in January, 2014 as part of ongoing stabilization operations in central and southern Somalia.