Somalia mortar attacks kill 12, including mother and 3 children

December 17, 2007 22:15


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Mortars slammed into the Somali capital late Monday, killing at least 12 people, including a mother and her three children, and wounding dozens in a city caught in an increasingly ferocious Islamic insurgency, witnesses said. The shelling killed two people in the city's crowded Bakara Market, where residents can buy everything from bags of sugar to assault rifles, and 10 in northern Mogadishu. "I saw the dead bodies of at least 10 people, including three children and their mother who lives in a house next to mine," said Mogadishu resident Abdullahi Dhegey. Medina Hospital officials said at least 50 people were wounded.

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