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At least 8 killed in fighting in Somalia`s capital

Last Updated: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 12:31

Mogadishu: A medical official says at least eight people have died in fighting in Somalia`s capital.

Ali Muse, the head of the city`s ambulance service, said at least another 18 people were wounded.

The fighting took place on Sunday between pro-government forces and Islamist militants.

Somalia has seen a spike in fighting over the last month. Militants led by the al Qaeda-aligned group Al-Shabab are trying to overrun the country`s weak, UN-backed government.

Somalia hasn`t had a functioning government in almost 20 years.


First Published: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 12:31
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