19 January 2009

Somalia: Fighting Erupts in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — At leat 2 people have been killed after fresh fighting between pro-government militias and Islamist insurgents has erupted Monday in Medina district in Mogadishu, witnesses told Radio Shabelle.

Residents say the fighting is heavy and both sides have used mortars and heavy machine guns.

The fighting started after the Islamist insurgents attacked a checkpoint manned by pro-government militias in Media district.

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