1 June 2009

Somalia: Fresh Fighting Starts in Mogadishu

Somalia — Fresh fighting between the transitional government forces and forces against them has started near the police station of Yaqshid district in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses told shabelle radio on Monday.

Reports from the area of the fighting say that the government soldiers took over the control of the police station of Yaqshid district as bitter fighting between the two sides is continuing there.

Residents told shabelle radio that both sides of the fighting are using heavy weapons in and around the district adding that it is too difficult for the residents to be out of their houses due to the gunfire of the fighting.

No casualty has been reported so far as the sound of heavy gun battle could be heard parts of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

There is no word from the two warring sides.

The reason of the fighting is unclear yet and it comes as fighting between the two sides erupted there on Sunday.

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