Six killed in fighting in Somali capital

January 12, 2007 12:09

Clan gunmen fired a rocket-propelled grenade and briefly exchanged gunfire with government troops outside the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Friday, leaving at least six dead in the latest hit-and-run attack following the capital. An Associated Press reporter at the scene counted six bodies, and was told that one other person was killed. Attacks against government troops and their Ethiopian reinforcements have been increasing in frequency, if not violence, in recent days. In Friday's attack, troops loyal to clan leader Mohamed Qanyare Afrah fired on militiamen loyal to the president, who belongs to a rival clan.

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