28 April 2010

Somalia: Unreliable Calm Returns to Mogadishu

Unreliable calm has returned to the Somali capital Mogadishu, just as there are tense situation in parts of the war zones in Mogadishu, witnesses, officials told Shabelle radio on Wednesday.

About 20 people died and more than 50 others wounded in Mogadishu after clashes and explosions happened in the capital on Tuesday.

Ali Muse, the official of the emergency traffic of Life Line Africa and Nation Link told Shabelle radio that they took about 40 wounded people adding that they had seen several dead bodies as the clashes and shelling continued yesterday.

Sheik Ali Mohamud Raghe, the spokesman of Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen said that they carried out yesterday's suicide blast for a revenge of two Al-qaeda leaders killed by the US government in Iraq and also the displaced people who were recently forces to move the former business bank of Somalia which the African Union made its new military base in Mogadishu.

On the side Sheik Abdullahi Sheik Abdirahman (Abu Qadi), the information secretary of Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a has claimed yesterdays' clashes in Mogadishu saying that reached great victories over the fighting.

The latest reports say there is unreliable calm in the capital on Wednesday as the people have yet fears of possible fighting between the rivals sides.

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