30 June 2009

Somalia: Explosion Kills Two, Injures Eight Others in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — At least two people, one of them a government soldier have been killed and eight others have been injured in a separate explosions targeted to a government soldiers in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Tuesday.

Reports say that a government soldier was killed and 5 civilians were wounded in Derkenley district in Mogadishu after unidentified group threw a grenade to government soldiers in there.

Reports from Derkenley district say that soldiers closed all the business centers around where explosion occurred after the blast halting the movement of the traffic and people in the district.

But locals told Shabelle radio later that the people restarted the traffic and business movement as the situation returned calm now.

On the other hand landmine explosion was targeted to a government soldiers' vehicle traveling on near 21 October neighborhood in Mogadishu, killing a civilian and injuring two others near where explosion occurred.

It is unclear whether casualties reached the police soldiers who were on boar in the vehicle which was targeted the explosion in Halwadag district in the capital.

There is no comment from the government about the explosions so far.

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