28 June 2009

Somalia: Heavy Shelling And Clashes Kill Four, Injure 13 People in Mogadishu

At least 4 people have been killed and 13 others have been injured after separate heavy shelling and sporadic fighting started in parts of Hodan and Karan districts in the Somali capital Mogadishu, residents and official told Shabelle radio on Sunday.

Residents said that about 25 mortar shells landed into parts of Hadan district as KPP and Sigale neighborhoods in Mogadishu where a base for armed Islamist forces against the transitional government adding that at least four people were killed while seven others were injured in the shelling.

Ali Muse, An emergency traffic official confirmed the death of 4 people in the Hodan district and took seven people to the hospitals in Mogadishu as the residents started to flee from their houses to get a shelter and save their lives at the concrete buildings around the district.

The shelling comes as there was no fighting in Hodan district neighborhoods in Mogadishu where more displaced residents returned recently.

On the other hand at least six people were wounded after clashes between the Islamist forces and government soldiers started in Karan district in the north of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

The clashes and shelling come as there has been calm situation in the capital.

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