15 people killed in Mogadishu war
At least 15 people have been
killed and 25 others wounded in heavy fighting between al-Shabab fighters and
African Union troops in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The heavy shelling targeting African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops on Tuesday was followed by a suicide car bomb attack on AMISOM, eyewitnesses and medics said Tuesday.
According to an AMISOM spokesman, an explosive-laden truck forced its way towards AMISOM troops.
A statement by al-Shabab said that attacks on AMISOM troops inflicted heavy casualties on them.
"We have attacked the bases of AU troops in the former Somali bank with explosive-laden car that inflicted heave casualties on the troops. The attack was well-coordinated for maximum casualty," al-Shabab said in its statement.
Somalia has not had an effective government since 1991 and it is plagued by fighting between rival factions. Nearly half of Somalia's population (3.8 million people) is in dire need of food aid from abroad.
U.N. Says Corruption Rampant in Somalia
Wall street Journal
Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya
Sources: Cnn's Kareem Khadder and Matthews Chance
18 Days of protest culminate in Mubarak's ouster
Sources: CNN wire staff
pirates hijack Taiwanese fishing vessel off African coast
AMISOM Troop Redeployments Not Due to Insurgents Attacks
Bombs, shelling kill dozens in Somalia
Kenya's prime minister likely won't commit troops to AU force
Virginia man accused of trying to join Al-shabaab to be in court
After Kampala attack,Somali militants promise more operations
Spain wins first-ever World cup title
Sources:AP Associated press
Security Brief: Somali fights deportation
USA crashes out of world cup
Somali pirates get 5 years in prison
Clash between Somalia police,soldiers kills 13
Suspect's mom: Son 'stupid kid,' not a terrorist
Somali militia Claims win over Al-Qaeda linked force
Sources Cnn Wire Staff
UN talks tough on Somali piracy
Bio-artificial trachea made in Iran
Somali man from Toronto killed in Alberta city
Somali pirates seize Thai fishing vessels, 77 crew—EU force
Radio Stations With No Music May Be Shut in Somalia