Report: 30 killed in Mogadishu in past 24 hours

More than 30 people have been killed in the Somali capital in the past 24 hours, a local human rights group said Tuesday. Sudan Ali Ahmed, chairman of Elman Human Rights, an independent Somali group, said the battles began Monday when insurgents attacked government bases. His organization arrived at the death toll by contacting hospitals and doing its own surveys throughout the city.