1 June 2009

Somalia: Seven Civilians Injured in Sporadic Fighting And Shelling in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — At least seven civilians have been injured in sporadic fighting and mortar shelling in Mogadishu, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Sunday.

The mortars were exchanged in Sinay and Harayale neighborhoods in Mogadishu by government soldiers and the Islamist forces against the Somali fragile government.

Sporadic fighting has also erupted between the government soldiers and the allied Hizbul Islam and Harakat al Shabab Mujahideen.

Rufaci Mohamed Salad of Mogadishu's emergency services told Shabelle that they have taken seven injured civilians including children to Mogadishu hospitals. There is no word from the government and the groups fighting against it.

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