Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Factional fighting leaves 6 dead in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AFP) - At least six people were killed and 11 wounded when two rival Somali groups clashed in the Medina suburb of southwest Mogadishu on Tuesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.
Three of the dead were civilians struck by stray bullets during the fighting, which was still going on Tuesday afternoon. Eleven of the wounded were taken to Medina hospital, according to a nurse in the facility.

The fighting pitted militiamen loyal to warlord Musa Sudi Yalahow against those supporting his rival Omar Mohamed Mohamud "Finish".

The two men have battled over the control of Medina for a year.

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