8 dead af­ter week­end skir­mishes

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION - Com­piled from wire re­ports

MO­GADISHU — A So­mali of­fi­cial says eight peo­ple were killed in week­end bat­tles be­tween in­sur­gents and troops in the cap­i­tal. Mo­gadishu am­bu­lance ser­vice chief Ali Muse said five peo­ple died and seven were wounded late Satur­day. Muse said three died and seven were wounded Sun­day in a mor­tar strike. He said most of the dead were civil­ians. The news came as African lead­ers dis­cussed So­ma­lia at an African Union sum­mit. So­ma­lia be­came a fo­cus of the sum­mit af­ter 76 peo­ple were killed two weeks ago in bomb­ings at­trib­uted to So­mali mil­i­tants in Uganda.

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