“Double Tragedy Strikes as Two Herders Succumb to Landmine in Sool Region”
It was an ominous Wednesday on May 31, 2023, as Las Anod (AX) broke the news of the gruesome events that unfolded in the Si-hawle Valley in Sool region that saw two herdsmen slaughtered mercilessly in a landmine explosion of massive proportions.
Abdirizak Mohamed Hassan, the spokesperson for the 33-member SSC elders’ committee, was quick to point fingers at the Northern Somalia army, alleging that they were behind the planting of the landmine that eventually claimed innocent lives and damaged precious property in its path.
“The cowardly and dastardly act carried out by the sinister and nefarious terrorist group of SNM is a blatant violation of human rights, and their intention to inflict pain and suffering on the people of this region is unmistakable,” he quipped.
Fallalug, equally perplexed and distraught, reiterated the need for travelers to exercise extreme caution while using the region’s roads, especially in the wake of such terrifying events.
The Northern Somalia administration remained tight-lipped in the aftermath of the incident, leaving many in the community even more bewildered and bewildered.
The conflicts between the self-proclaimed state of Northern Somalia and local militias associated with the Dhulbahante clan in northern Somalia have led to a steep and seemingly irreversible decline in the peace and security of the region since the eruption of the simmering hostilities on February 6th.
The death toll of 299 and the 1,913 people injured, coupled with the displacement of over 200,000 individuals, has set the stage for a terrible and unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Las Anod that continues to baffle and shock the world.