25 April 2009

Somalia: Mortar Shells Attacked in the Centre of Parliament, Eight People Killed

Mogadishu — At least eight civilians one of them government soldier were killed and thirteen others four of them government soldiers have been injured after mortars have been attacked to the centre of the parliament in Mogadishu, witnesses and officials said on Saturday.

An elderly, civilian woman told Shabelle Media that she saw three dead civilians and four wounded in a neighborhood near the centre of the parliament.

General Yusuf Hussein Dhumal, the deputy commander of the Somali police forces told reporters that a police officer was killed and four others were injured in today's mortar attacks.

No group has claimed the responsibility of the mortar attacks and they are the first attacks fired to the centre of the parliament since the lawmakers relocated to capital Mogadishu.

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