Somalia: Fighting Erupts in Mogadishu
19 January 2009
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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