Somalia: Three people injured in Mogadishu skirmish

MOGADISHU — At least three people were injured when government soldiers exchanged gunfire in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

Tuesday’s gunfight started after UAE-trained soldiers, who are in charge of the security of the capital tried to disarm some military troops in the city’s Hodan area, according to policeman Mohamud Haji.

Haji told The Messenger Africa that at least three civilian people had been wounded in the clash, adding that the victims were immediately rushed to hospital.

“We arrived at the scene and intervened between both of them. The gunfight has subsided but UAE-trained soldiers have been doing operations to confirm the overall security of the capital,” he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the UAE-trained soldiers also clashed with other soldiers in the city’s Wadajir district, causing unconfirmed number of casualties, according to Mohamed.

Reporting by Abdirizak Mohamud Tuuryare