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10 Civilians Killed by Amisom Troops in Southern Somalia

Published on Saturday 30th October 2010

At least 10 people were killed and more than 25 others wounded after pro-government forces fired mortars in two days fighting in Somali capital Mogadishu, Radio Garowe reports.

Most of those killed and wounded were civilians after AMISOM troops fired several mortars to Hodan, H/wadag, Yaaqshiid, Wardhiigley, and Boondheere, northern part of Somalia.

"The recent night, many mortars landed Mogadishu regions, killed 10 people and injured dozen others," said one of government official in Daynile Hospital.

Currently, no comment from the top government official's side over the indiscriminate attacks that killed mostly women and children.

Pro-government, Uganda and Burundi are the only countries that have contributed troops to the African Union peacekeeping mission in war-torn Somalia.

The insurgent group and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) backed by African Union forces in the war-torn capital of Mogadishu continue to conduct indiscriminate attacks, killing and wounding hundreds of civilians.

The fighting between Islamist rebels and transitional government backed by A.U and AMISOM left tens of thousands people and displaced thousands civilians since the ousting of the Barre dictatorship in 1991.

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