Insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles have attacked an Ethiopian army base in northern Mogadishu, triggering a deadly nighttime clash that sent stray mortar rounds crashing into homes, residents and witnesses said.
At least five Somalis were killed and eight wounded in the crossfire, they said Sunday.
Meanwhile, a first contingent of 100 Burundian peacekeepers deployed in the capital, joining 1,800 Ugandan troops in an African Union force that is still well short of the personnel strength needed to help restore order.
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