17 October 2007

Somalia: 3 Civilians Killed in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — At least three people have been killed and ten others have been wounded in separate incidents in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday.

A woman got killed in bomb explosion at Arwo- Idka intersection, after hand grenade hurled at police patrol along with Ethiopian forces on 30 street known as (Wada Sodanka) in Mogadishu.

The govt. troops along with Ethiopian forces were conducting security operations at 30 streets this afternoon.

According to an eyewitness to Shabelle radio, at least woman who was passer by was killed and two other got wound when a hand bomb was lobbed at Ethiopian forces patrol.

In response Ethiopian forces opened fire after the explosion, says an eyewitness.

In elsewhere, in Mogadishu, one person was killed and many more were wounded in an explosion occurred near NBC neighborhood in Mogadishu after some Govt, forces backed by Ethiopians were in a search of arms at NBC area.

The explosion comes after a hand grenade was hurled at Ehipiopian soldiers who have been searching illegal arms in NBC vicinity, according to a local resident to Shabelle Radio.

Meanwhile, deputy police spokesman Abdullahi Sha'sha' says in Shabelle interview that he had no idea about any operations being conducted by the government and Ethiopian forces.

Unknown armed men have shot and killed at least one person in Bulo Barey village in Suqa Holaha in Mogadishu late on Wednesday.

"The victim's body was laying on the ground for hours after the residents cold not figure out his identity", says a local resident.

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