Published On: Sun, Apr 16th, 2017

Mortar shells land around Mogadishu Airport

Several mortar rounds were reported to have landed near Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport on Sunday morning, witnesses said.

Eyewitness said at least three mortar shells hit residential areas adjacent to Mogadishu airport, and Halane military base, which houses to AMISOM troops.

Somali security forces in the area have engaged a gunfight with the attackers, killing one of them on the spot, and seizing truck with the mortar gun, according to local residents.

The truck later went off at a security checkpoint near the airport. No casualties reported.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

More update to come soon

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