At least 6, including students killed in Mogadishu battle

Footage from the scene showing people in a panic running on the street as gunfire echoed in the background. The deadly infighting continued for minutes, halting the public transport for a while.

Warar Keydmedia Online
At least 6, including students killed in Mogadishu battle

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A senior police official says six people were killed and several others wounded following a heavy gunfight in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Saturday.

Capt. Osman Jama, a police officer confirmed that the battle broke out after two rival groups within Somali National Army [SNA] clashed over a tax dispute at the Ex-control Afgoye checkpoint.

The dead include two University students caught in the fire while heading to the educational centers and a woman who used to run a tea shop in the busy junction early in the morning.

Footage from the scene showing people in a panic running on the street as gunfire echoed in the background. The infighting continued for minutes, halting the public transport for a while.

The violence showed lax insecurity in the capital after the leaders turned their eyes and attention to their re-election campaigns as Somalia heads to the polling stations on July 25.

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Warar 19 January 2022 20:05

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