|
|
|
|
|
12th Ramadan 1435 | Sunday, Jul 13, 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

Admissions in Residential English Medium G...

Secretary of A.P. Residential Educational Institutions Society, Ms. Seshu Kumari and Dr. Iqbal Mohiuddin, Principal of Residential English M ...

Meeting of Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable ...

Addressing the meeting of Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust and Foundation for Economic and Educational Development (FEED), Mr. Mohammed ...

Dr. Abul Hasan Siddiqui passed away in US

Noted Physician of Hyderabad Dr. Abul Hasan Siddiqui passed away yesterday at Minnesota (USA). Dr. S ...

Related News

Ukraine denies shelling Russia's border town

Ukraine said Sunday it had nothing to do with the shelling of a Russian town earlier in the day, whi ...

93 killed in Uganda tribal attacks

At least 93 people were killed, including 10 security officers, in tribal attacks in the western part of Uganda, police said Sunday. The ...

Israel widens offensive, thousands of Gazans flee homes

Israel for the first time today launched a ground operation inside northern Gaza to silence Hamas ro ...

Post new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Rs. 28280 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think the Rail Budget 2014-15 is people-friendly?
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