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Two sisters ,ten year old Aasiyo Abdi Warsame and her sister Khadijo lost their  in Somalia after undergoing the female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure . They were subjected in a remote village of Arawda in Puntland state on September 11 .

“They continued bleeding 24 hours after the procedure and died while their mother was taking them to a health center, unfortunately they never made it to the hospital as they all died on the way,” Aden Mohammed, director of a non-profit organisation said.

Aden Mohammed has been calling for legislation banning of the FGM practice commonly done on young girls in Somalia.

The sisters death comes two months after Somalia’s government vowed to pursue a landmark prosecution in the case of a 10  year old girl who died after FGM, a practice that is legal in the country.

, 11, died a day after they were subjected to the procedure in the remote village of Arawda in Puntland state on September 11.

“They continued bleeding 24 hours after the procedure and died while their mother was taking them to a health centre, unfortunately they never made it to the hospital as they all died on the way,” Aden Mohammed, director of a non-profit organisation said.

Aden Mohammed has been calling for legislation banning of the FGM practice commonly done on young girls in Somalia.

The sisters death comes two months after Somalia’s government vowed to pursue a landmark prosecution in the case of a 10  year old girl who died after FGM, a practice that is legal in the country.

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