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MOGADISHU: BOMBINGS IN NORTHERN OUTSKIRTS CLAIM VICTIMS

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At least twenty people were killed and 35 wounded, mostly civilians, in violent bombings last night in the northern outskirts of Mogadishu. According to local radios, numerous mortar shells hit homes and infrastructures in the Tokyo and Sukba'ad neighbourhoods, home to the second largest market of the city, and Yakshid, where a police station is located. The wounded were brought to the various hospitals of the capital during the night, but the toll is feared to be higher since witnesses spoke of at least two homes destroyed in the blasts. Hundreds of families of the area fled their homes, and according to Radio 'Mareeg', there are columns of people headed toward the displaced camps south of Mogadishu. The attack came a few hours after a foiled attack against the new armed forces chief of the Transitional Federal government (TFG), Mohamed Gelle Kahive, whose convoy was targeted yesterday in southern Mogadishu.
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