4 September 2009

Somalia: Fresh Fighting Kills Five, Injures Nine Others in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — At least 5 civilians have been killed and 9 others have been injured in Mogadishu after heavy fighting between AMISOM troops and the Islamist forces broke out in the Somali capital, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Thursday.

Reports say that the fighting started as the Islamist fighters attacked Kuliyadda Jale Siad, a large base for the African Union troops specially the Burundians who were targeted on Thursday evening.

The sound of heavy weapons could be heard all directions in the capital as both sides used more heavy weapons during the fighting as the residents expressed concern about the fighting.

Witnesses told Shabelle radio that 2 civilians died and three others wounded in Bakara Market after a mortar shell landed there while a stray shelling landed around Raderka neighborhood in Mogadishu killing 3, injuring 5 others.

The fighting follows several clashes between the Islamist forces and transitional government soldiers backing by AMISOM troops in Mogadishu.

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