VOA News | July 28, 2011
At least six people are reported to have been killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu, as African Union and government forces battle to protect the flow of food aid against militant attacks.
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Posted in AMISOM, Civilian Casualties, Horn of Africa, Somalia, Suicide Bomb, Terrorists, tagged African Union forces, African Union troops, Al Shabab, Amisom, civilian casulaties, horn of Africa, Mogadishu, Somalia, suicide bombers on June 9, 2011 |
Posted in Africa, Body Count, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Government, Gunfire, Horn of Africa, Insurgents, Peacekeepers, Rocket, Somalia, Terrorists, tagged African Union forces, Civilian Casualties, civilians, Islamic Insurgetns, Mogadishu, Peacekeepers, Somalia on September 29, 2009 |
By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN (AP)
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Mortars and missiles pounded parts of the Somali capital on Monday, killing at least 13 civilians in two separate battles between Islamic militiamen and the African Union peacekeeping force, witnesses and officials said.
In the first battle, heavily armed Islamist insurgents attacked a Burundian contingent of the AU force based at a former military academy in southwestern Mogadishu. Witnesses said eight civilians were killed.