At least 15 killed in fighting in Somali capital

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February 1, 2010 20:13

 
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At least 15 civilians, including a 4-year-old child, were killed when insurgents and government soldiers pounded each other's positions with mortars in the Somali capital overnight, residents and a nurse said Monday.




Eight bodies were removed from the rubble in northern Mogadishu, said resident Osman Guled. Four bodies were found in another part of the capital, said Sharifo Hussein, who lives in Yaqshid district. Three others died at Medina hospital, said nurse Yasmin Jim'ale.




Ahmed Daud Dahir, a commander with the presidential guard, said the insurgents lobbed more than six mortars at the presidential palace but no one there was wounded. President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed was not in the palace during the attack because he is in neighboring Ethiopia for an African Union leaders meeting.


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