19 July 2010

Somalia: Clash Restarts in North Mogadishu, Leaves Ten Dead

Mogadishu — Heavy fighting between the transitional government of Somalia and the Islamist fighters broke out in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing 10, injuring many others, witnesses said on Monday.

Reports say that 10 people including the warring sides and civilians died while 22 others wounded as the transitional government of Somalia backing by AMISOM and Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen forces exchanged heavy gunfire during the war.

The fighting follows another clash that occurred in north overnight until yesterday and there were several other districts landing the mortars like:- Daynile, Wardigley, Yakshid, Bondere, Shangani and other districts in the capital that caused more casualties of deaths and injuries.

A mortar shell landed at a house in Towfiq neighborhood of Yakshid district had killed one and wounded several others according to the relatives of the victims.

Ali Muse Sheik, the head of the emergency traffic told Shabelle radio that they took 49 people adding they had seen the dead bodies of 8 people during the fighting.

Today's fighting had also caused large displacement of the civilians and it was the heaviest war between the two sides that happen in Mogadishu recently.

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