Five people have been killed and more than fourteen others wounded in Mogadishu after fierce skirmishes broke out between Somali government forces and insurgent fighters, witnesses said Wednesday. "Two people died after they were hit by stray bullets in our neighborhood and four others were severely wounded," Hussein Isse, an eyewitness in Wardigley district of Mogadishu where some of the fighting took place, told Xinhua.
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The fighting began after Islamist insurgent attacked government military bases around the presidential palace in Mogadishu with mortars and rocket propelled grenades while government forces responded with heavy artillery shells in and around Bakara market in the south of the restive Somali capital. Witnesses in Bakara market, the largest in Somalia, said that two more civilians were killed by the shrapnel while six others were injured. Somali government military spokesman confirmed that insurgent fighters attacked their positions in the early hours of the morning. He said that the fighters were repulsed back.
Meanwhile, Sheik Muqtar Robow, spokesman for Al-shabaab Islamist fighters, claimed that his fighters "inflicted heavy losses" on Somali government troops.
The spokesman of the Mujahideen of Al-Shabaab Sheikh Mukhtaar Robow Ali Abu Mansuur who held a press conference after the battle of today, have announced a new plan under the title “No Peace without Islam”. Abu Mansuur( may Allah preserve him) have told that this plan will continue until the 6 of Shawaal, which is the month coming after the blessed month of Ramadan, and he said that on between these two months they will operate continuous, insha allah.The beginning of this plan was this morning, when the Mujahideen of Al-Shabaab strongly targeted the Presidential Palace and other targets with caused great damages for the enemy. About the attack today Abu Mansuur said that the enemy was defeated and they suffered great casualties, and they have also captured the leader of the army, and at the same time they took over weapons and other military equipments. The Sheikh asked Allah(sw) to heal those mujahideen who were injured and to accept those who were martyred as martyrs.
Speaking in a press conference by phone, Robow told reporters that his group would intensify their attacks on Somali government forces and Ethiopian troops during the holy month of Ramadan which started three days ago "We will increase our attacks on the enemy of Allah during this holy month because we are fighting in the way of Allah and we will go to heaven should anyone of us die," Robow said.
The Al-Shabaab Islamist movement has been opposed to the agreement signed between the Somali government and a faction of the opposition coalition, the Alliance for the Reliberation of Somalia (ARS) in Djibouti in June.