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MOGADISHU, June 19 (Reuters) – Gun fights between Somali government troops and Islamist rebels in the capital Mogadishu has killed 20 people, including more than a dozen civilians, officials said on Saturday. (more…)

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MOGADISHU, Somalia Oct 26 (Garowe Online) – At least 5 people were killed in shelling in the Somali capital Mogadishu, as a new military court was opened to address military cases, Radio Garowe reports.

According to witnesses, the shelling started Sunday afternoon following insurgent mortars launched at the bases of Somali government forces and African Union peacekeepers (AMISOM), who responded by shelling the launching areas.

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MOGADISHU Oct 22 (Reuters) – Artillery battles between Islamist insurgents, Somali government forces and African Union (AU) peacekeepers killed at least 30 people in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, residents and medical workers said.

Witnesses said the rebels launched volleys of mortar bombs at the heavily guarded international airport as President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed left for a summit in Uganda, prompting AU soldiers there to respond with artillery fire. Ahmed was not hurt, but medical sources and residents said at least 30 people were killed and scores more injured in one of the heaviest exchanges to rock the lawless city for weeks.

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Shelling Kills Two, Wounds Eight Others in Bakara Market

15 October 2009

Mogadishu — At least two civilians have been killed and 8 others have been wounded in Baraka market after shelling targeted to the market, witnesses and officials told Shabelle radio on Thursday.

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Eight killed as Somali Islamist foes clash

Fighting began with an attack by the Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab on Jana Abdala, a Hezb al-Islam-controlled village west of southern Somalia’s main port of Kismayo, which was itself the scene of major fighting last week.

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