10 May 2009

Somalia: Seven Killed in Fighting Between Rival Islamists in the Capital

Mogadishu — At least seven people, most of them civilians, died in Mogadishu and ten others were injured during confrontation between pro government Islamists and other Islamist rebels on Saturday, eyewitnesses told Shabelle Media.

The rival sides fought for control of Yaqshid police station in north Mogadishu and the fighting sparked other areas in the south of the city.

Medina hospital medics confirmed that 120 wounded people were brought in Medina hospital for the last 24 hours.

The deputy director of Medina hospital Dahir Mohamed Mohamud, told Shabelle Media that the victims were all injured in the fighting between the rival sides in Mogadishu.

Clan elders and clerics in parts of the country demanded the immediate cessation of the renewed clashes between the Islamists who once fought together against the Ethiopian troops.

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