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In Mogadishu: Fighting Continues as AU Forces Clash with Insurgents

In Mogadishu: Fighting Continues as AU Forces Clash with Insurgents

African Union peace­keep­ers clashed with Islamist rebels in Mogadishu leav­ing 22 dead. Rebels had launched a pre-dawn attack on an African union base. They also attacked some gov­ern­ment troops. The fight­ing con­tin­ued through the morn­ing as res­i­dents took shel­ter in their homes as they were being pounded by mor­tar shells and bul­lets fly­ing in the air. The fight­ing con­tin­ued and hos­pi­tal offi­cials say that apart from the dead, over 40 peo­ple were treated for wounds.

Soma­lia has become a haven for islamist ter­ror­ists whose aim is to plan and plot attacks accross the horn of Africa region. Bat­tles between pro-government mili­tia and rebel group al-shabaab have con­tin­ued across the cen­tral and south­ern regions of Soma­lia. The rebels are claim­ing that Ethiopian forces are fight­ing along pro-government mili­tia.

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