15 October 2012

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Attacks Somali Govt Troops in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Al-Qaeda-inspired insurgents on Sunday night attacked, with rocked propelled grenade launchers on the barracks of Somali government forces in southern Mogadishu on Sunday night, leaving scores injured.

The clashes broke out at dawn when heavily armed fighters from the Islamist movement Al-Shabaab launched an attack on soldiers stationed on one of the war-battered city's frontlines in the Hosh neighbourhood.

Similarly, an attack took place at a government compound in Yaqshid district, north of Mogadishu, sparking a battle between Somali forces and their opposing Al shabab militants.

There were no immediate reports of any civilians killed or injured in the attacks.

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