Case is first confirmed fatality in years from complications of procedure, in a country where 98% of women and girls are cut

A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia, the first confirmed death in years in a country where complications from the procedure are usually denied, activists claim.

According to anti-FGM campaigners familiar with the case, Deeqa Dahir Nuur was taken on 14 July to a traditional cutter in the remote village of Olol, roughly 65km from Dhusmareb, in central Galmudug state.

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