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Fighting in Somali capital kills 10-ambulance

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    Fighting in Somali capital kills 10-ambulance

    MOGADISHU (Sunnatimes)- Late Sunday, Somalia’s capital ear deafened by sounds of mortar exchanges between Islamist insurgents and Somali troops, killing 10 more people and injured 40 others, medics said.

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MOGADISHU (Sunnatimes)- Late Sunday, Somalia’s capital ear deafened by sounds of mortar exchanges between Islamist insurgents and Somali troops, killing 10 more people and injured 40 others, medics said.

The latest attacks in Mogadishu which were one of the deadliest in the recent past unvaryingly affected residents of various neighbourhoods who were terrified by the mortars that were raining down upon their areas.

“We have collected 10 dead bodies and 40 injured” Ali Muse, the chief of ambulance service in Mogadishu told Sunatimes.

“It was gruesome, bodies piled up on the streets” he added.

Some of the areas affected by shelling also include Howl Wadaag Junction in Mogadishu where the mortars landed on a public transport vehicle carrying many civilians. Three people were killed on the spot two of whom are men. An eye witness has conformed to as that five people were also wounded at the scene.

The shelling have started after Alshabaab millitants attacked the Somali palace with heavy mortars and AMISOM [African Union's Mission in Somalia] troops guarding the site fired back in retaliation. The extent of losses sustained in the mortar attacks on the Presidency is not yet known.

Mogadishu has recently been a place of gruesome images with civilians being beheaded by insurgents, shelled by Somali government and under duress from extremists copied Taleban strict sharia style.

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