23 May 2009

Somalia: Shelling Kills Three Civilians in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — At least three civilians have been killed and thirteen others have been wounded in sporadic fighting and shelling which has started in Mogadishu, witnesses said on Saturday.

The shelling started after Islamist rebels advanced to the presidential palace and the soldiers in the palace fired back heavy shelling to Wadnaha street near presidential palace and Bakaro market in Mogadishu.

The rebel forces had recaptured their former bases on Friday after pro-government forces launched a big attack on them and captured more bases from the rebels.

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