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MOGADISHU — Fresh fighting broke out in Mogadishu on Friday as pro-government forces and their African Union backers continued an offensive against Al Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists, sources said. (more…)

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By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE (AFP)

MOGADISHU, May 31, 2009 (AFP) – Two civilians, one of them a child, were killed Sunday when Islamist militants clashed briefly with Somali government forces in the capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said.

Insurgents had attacked police positions in the city’s northern Sanaa district, said police officer Mohamed Hashi.

“The violent elements opened fire on government positions near Sanaa,” Hashi told AFP. “There was heavy exchange of gunfire.”

Local resident Abdullahi Moalim said: “Two civilians, one of them a young boy, died in our neighbourhood after clashes erupted this afternoon.” (more…)

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