8 dead after weekend skirmishes
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.