17 July 2009

Somalia: Calm Returns to Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Calm has returned to the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday morning, a day after a sporadic fighting and shelling that caused casualties of deaths and injuries.

At least two people were killed and 15 others were injured as sporadic fighting with heavy shelling between the transitional government soldiers and Islamist forces started in parts of the north of the capital on Thursday afternoon.

Most of the people died in the clashes were civilians and were rushed to hospitals in Mogadishu according to health officials.

The real casualties of yesterday's fighting were unclear, but the emergency traffic officials told reporters that they took 15 injured people to the hospitals.

More people from the north could be seen in the streets and were displacing from their houses due to the fear of the fighting that breaks out between the Islamist forces and the transitional government soldiers.

Now, the situation of the city is calm, but it is where every minute is possible to start fighting.

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