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Mortar attack kills 3, wounds 5 in Somali capital

Mortar attack kills 3, wounds 5 in Somali capital


Mortar shells fired into homes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed three people and wounded five, police and ambulance services said on Friday, a day after the government changed heads of security agencies.

The mortars landed on Wadajir district. The homes are in the vicinity of Mogadishu airport.

“We have carried three dead women and five others injured, including a woman and children. Mortars landed on their home today,” Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of Amin ambulance services, told Reuters on Friday.

This attack follows that of Thursday when a roadside bomb killed 10 people in a minibus in Golweyn village hours after Somalia’s president replaced security chiefs and called on al Shabaab militants to surrender within 60 days.

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