Somali Troops Clash With Opposition Forces in Mogadishu

The unrest came as the opposition tried to march against a delay to elections, witnesses said. One told the Agence France Presse news agency there was a "heavy exchange of gunfire" between security forces and armed guards protecting opposition protesters.


Hasan Hundubey, Somalia's security minister said armed militia attacked security checkpoints at 1 a.m. local time, sparking brief clashes in parts of the city. Opposition presidential candidates had called for protests against President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmaajo" and the delays in the country's electoral processes.

A Mogadishu street during earlier conflict. (File photo)


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