Published On: Wed, Feb 22nd, 2017

Four wounded in mortar shelling in Mogadishu

At least four civilians were reported to have been wounded in a new barrage of mortar shelling in  Mogadishu on Wednesday, hours after a new President was officially inaugurated.

A witness, speaking on condition of anonymity with Radio Shabelle, said 2 children are among 4 people hurt in a mortar shell struck a house in Kawo-gudey area in Wadair district.

The wounded have been taken to hospital for treatment, according to the witness.

The mortar attack took place in the same area, where a car bomb has killed over 40 people at a marketplace last Sunday. No group has claimed responsibility for both bombings.

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