12 September 2009

Somalia: Heavy Fighting Continues in Mogadishu

Somalia — Heavy fighting between the AMISOM troops and Islamist fighters is currently continuing in parts of the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Saturday.

Reports say that clashes started early on Saturday morning in around Kulliyada Jalle Siad building, the largest base of the Brundian troops in Mogadishu as both the Islamist fighters and African Union troops AMISOM are exchanging heavy gunfire.

Residents around the areas of the building where the clashes are continuing expressed concern about the heavy gun battle saying that sound of heavy weapon could be heard all directions of the capital.

It is unclear the real casualties of the fighting so far.

The fighting seems to be part of the series of clashes and attacks continued in the Somali capital Mogadishu in over the past few days.

We shall keep updating you for any further details about the news as soon as possible

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