Al Jazeera English – Africa – Civilians killed in Somalia clashes

“The violent elements attacked government positions overnight, firing mortar rounds and machine guns. The government forces defeated them,” Abdullahi Hassan Barisse, a police spokesman, told reporters.The densely-populated neighbourhoods where the fighting took place, halfway between the airport and the port, is on the edge of an area controlled by the African Union peacekeeping mission (Amisom).Civilians there are often caught in the crossfire between Amisom troops and al-Shabab.The clashes marred plans to celebrate the first anniversary of the election of Sharif Ahmed, the Somali president.Officials had been preparing for celebrations in the presidential compound’s theatre on Friday.

Al Jazeera English – Africa – Civilians killed in Somalia clashes

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