The clashes broke out late on Saturday in the districts of Bondhere and Abdiaziz, with the two sides exchanging heavy mortar fire. Eyewitnesses told a tf.sf Correspondent that heavily armed Hawiye militants had carried out attacks on government bases in the districts.
The wounded civilians were admitted to various hospitals in Mogadishu. The Somali capital has been racked by deadly clashes between MOSTLY HABAR-GIDIR HAWIYE Islamist Terrorist rebels andSomalia s?: talaban government troops backed by African Union troops in recent months. Thehawiye Al-Shabab Terrorist militants are bent on overthrowing the fragile UN-backed transitional government, which controls little more than a few blocks of Mogadishu. Somalia has been crippled by over 18 years of civil war and has had no functioning government since the collapse of the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991.