Thursday 22 February 2018

Mortar attack kills three civilians in Somalia's capital

Attacks across the Somali capital have been stepped up in recent weeks (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Attacks across the Somali capital have been stepped up in recent weeks (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Three civilians have been killed in a mortar attack in Somalia's capita.

At least two mortars hit a residential area in Wadajir district in Mogadishu, a police spokesman said.

The area is near the heavily guarded Mogadishu airport, which has seen mortar attacks by extremists in the past.

The attack comes a day after President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ordered a new offensive against the al-Shabab extremist group while offering the extremists a 60-day amnesty to surrender.

The al Qaida-linked group has stepped up attacks across the Somali capital in recent weeks.

Press Association

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