Somalia: 8 killed by shelling

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 25, 2010 21:55




MOGADISHU — A Somali official said eight people were killed in weekend skirmishes between insurgents and troops in the capital.

Mogadishu ambulance service chief Ali Muse said five people died and seven were wounded late Saturday. A witness saw three more wounded people. Muse said three died and seven were wounded Sunday when mortars hit a market. He said most of the dead were civilians.

The news came as African leaders discussed Somalia's conflict at an African Union summit. Somalia became a focus of the summit after 76 people were killed two weeks ago in twin bombings in Uganda. Somali militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attacks.


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