Somalia: Mortar shell kills two in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Mareeg) -- A mortar shell Thursday killed five civilians and wounded six others at a market in Mogadishu, Somalia, witnesses said. 

The attack on the Bakara market, Mogadishu's largest, may have been the result of mortar shelling that the rebels fired to airport.

The shell allegedly appeared to come from African Union bases in Mogadishu. Most business centers in Bakaro were closed and people ran away from the market.

No fighting was continuing in Mogadishu at the time of the shelling. The spokesman of the AU mission in Mogadishu denied on Wednesday that their troops shell Bakaro market.


Since May, more than 165,000 residents have fled Mogadishu amidst increasing violence, including several suicide bomb attacks, once a rarity in Somalia.

Mareeg Online

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