|
|
|
|
|
5th Muharram 1436 | Friday, Oct 31, 2014
World

Clashes kill 25 people in Mogadishu

Thursday, 30 December 2010
Comments(0)
December 30:

Mogadishu, December 30: Heavy clashes between Somali government troops, backed by African Union forces, and al-Shabab fighters have left at least 25 people dead and many others wounded in capital Mogadishu.

At least 17 people were killed on Tuesday after clashes broke out between al-Shabab fighters and the transitional government troops in Mogadishu's northern districts of Hodan, Bondhere and Abdiaziz.

More than 32 civilians were also wounded in the skirmishes, Radio Garowe reported on Thursday.

Somali ambulance workers ferried those wounded to local hospitals.

Separately, eight civilians were killed in Hawlwadig and Kaaraan districts as Somali forces and al-Shabab fighters exchanged fire and mortar shells landed in residential areas.

In a recent report, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) stated that hundreds of civilians have been injured in fighting in Somalia in recent months.

The Geneva-based humanitarian institution said that a total of 5,000 patients with war injuries, including 1,900 women and children, were admitted to Mogadishu's Keysaney and Medina hospitals from January to September.

Compared to last year, it is an increase of 25 percent in the total number of war casualties and 72 percent in the number of war-wounded women and children admitted to the hospitals.

Some 4,000 patients with war injuries, among them 1,100 women and children, were taken to Mogadishu's two referral hospitals in 2009.

Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

Over the past two decades, up to one million people have lost their lives in fighting between rival factions and due to famine and disease.

There are more than 1.4 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Somalia. Over 300,000 of the IDPs are sheltered in Mogadishu.

Most of the displaced live in poor and degrading conditions on makeshift sites in southern and central Somalia, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

---Agencies

Latest News

Gandhi was incomplete without Sardar Patel: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday raked up the anti-Sikh violence that followed the assassinati ...

Fadnavis takes over as first BJP CM of Maharashtra

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Friday took oath as the Chief Minister of M ...

ICC People's Choice Award trophy showcased in Noida

The ICC's LG People's Choice award was on Friday brought face-to-face with Indian cricket fans by th ...

Related News

Death sentences upheld in China terrorist attack case

A Chinese court Friday upheld the death sentences of three men implicated in a terrorist attack tha ...

Sunny seas found on Saturn's moon Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting from hydrocarbon seas as the spacecraft soare ...

Militants threaten to behead Malaysian cap...

Abu Sayyaf militants have threatened to behead a Malaysian captive if ransom is not paid in November. Fish breeder Chan Sai Chuin's wife ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26810 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think formation of 'She' teams would be beneficial for women's safety?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com