At least 14 civilians killed in fighting in Somali capital

19:45, July 19, 2010      

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At least 14 civilians were killed in the fighting between Somali insurgents and government forces on Monday in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, media reported.

The report said the fighting broke out in the northeast part of Mogadishu late on Sunday and went on Monday, leaving at least 23 others wounded.

No further details was available.

The development came after the Somali government on Sunday said it would step up security in the capital Mogadishu following the claim by local Islamist group of last week's deadly blasts in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

Extra security forces were posted in main street junctions in the government-controlled side of Mogadishu where soldiers conducted searches of people and vehicles for illegal weapons and ammunition.

Source: Xinhua


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