11 May 2009

Somalia: Heavy Shelling Starts in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Heavy shelling started in the Somali capital Mogadishu after several mortar shells were thrown into the presidential palace of the Somali transitional president Sharif Sheik Ahmed, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Monday.

Witnesses said that several mortar shells landed into Villa Somalia, the presidentional palace where the Somali president Sharif Sheik Ahmed had held a press conference for hours ago talking more about the fighting in the Somali capital

The sounds of the heavy shells and gunfire could be heard in all directions of the capital Mogadishu though there is no casualty that has been reported so far.

The shelling comes as bitter fighting between the transitional government forces and the Islamist insurgent forces happened in Fagah intersection in Yaqshid district in Mogadishu.

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