27 July 2009

Somalia: Seven Killed in Mogadishu Shelling

Mogadishu — The dead were killed in an exchange of artillery fire between the warring sides, with local sources reporting that at least 15 people were wounded, mostly civilians.

The shelling was preceded by street fighting between insurgents and pro-government forces along Maka Al Mukarrama Road, an important street used by government and AMISOM forces.

Most of the killed and wounded persons died when shells hit parts of Bakara Market, the country's largest marketplace and a stronghold of the insurgency since 2007.

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