At least nine Somali soldiers have been killed and 12 Ethiopians troops have been injured in heavy fighting raging on in South Mogadishu.
Several attacks were carried out in late afternoon Monday by the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) fighters at Somali government’s military base and Gaashandhiga base in Hodon District in South Mogadishu, a Press TV correspondent reported from the region.
The two sides used automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars during the battle, he said.
The 12 Ethiopians solders were wounded after a mortar landed near their vehicle.
In another development, Ethiopian soldiers burnt down a big zoo in Hiiran region after 10 of their soldiers were killed.