Abdifatah Ibrahim Shaweye, the deputy governor of Banadir region and said Monday that they took over the control of Ex-control Afgoi checkpoint in South of the Somali capital Mogadishu.Mr. Shaweye told reporters that the goverment Regional Police Force took over the control of the main checkpoint of Ex-control Afgoi checkpoint from the Terrorist Islamist forces who forcibly captured earlier from the Government Soldiers.Ex-control Afgoi is a key checkpoint that that connects the main road of the Somali capital and Afgoi town which is 30 kilometers south of the capital
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"A mortar shell struck very close to a cafe and killed two civilians while three others were injured," witness Mohammed Hassan told AFP.Earlier police said the rebels had attacked government troops in the Fagah district of Mogadishu.
"The fighting is very heavy and both sides are using machine-guns and anti-aircraft weapons," police officer Mohamed Abdi told AFP.Witnesses said the fighting subsided after an hour.
President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed condemned the clashes and said his government would do everything to protect its integrity..more..