• RSS Somali VOA

  • Soo Raac

  • Sawiro Xusuus Leh

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 46 other followers

  • your IP adress

    IP address
  • Archives

At least 20 People Were killed And 60 others Wounded in Shelling in the Somali Capital Sunday The Shelling Began When The Parliament Session opened in Mogadishu


r3962906872 (CNN) — At least 20 people were killed and 60 others wounded in shelling in the Somali capital Sunday, medics told CNN. Most of those killed were

 

civilians who died inside the Bakara Market in Mogadishu as Somali government forces clashed with Islamist insurgent fighters from Al-Shabaab and

 

Hizbul Islam, said Ali Muse, director of Nationlink Ambulance the shelling began when the parliament session opened Sunday in Mogadishu, he said.

 

It continued in parts of the capital, and the number of casualties was expected to increase, Muse said. Somali forces have been battling Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda proxy in the country.

 

The militants are waging a war against the government in an effort to implement a stricter  form of Islamic law, or sharia. the horn of Africa nation has not had a stable government since 1991, and fighting between the rebels and government troops has escalated the humanitarian crisis in the famine-ravaged country.

The United Nations-backed interim government fights the rebels with the help of African Union peacekeepers.

 

buqaqable.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: