Published On: Tue, May 23rd, 2017

Somali forces exchange gunfire in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Soldiers within Somali security force have engaged gunfire in Mogadishu on Tuesday, the latest in series of infighting in the Somali capital.

The fire broke out at KM-4 junction after the troops at a security checkpoint mistaken soldiers chasing a killer for militants, according to a witness, speaking to Radio Shabelle.

“There was an exchange of gunfire between two groups within Somali army at KM-4. The gunfight flared up after troops trying to arrest a killer clashes with Police in the area,” he said.

The area security officials later intervened in the confrontation, and the soldier who killed a civilian in Hamarweyne district was detained and taken to a Police custody for inquiry.

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