03/08/07 (B406) SH NETWORK / Somalie : une grenade tue un militaire éthiopien au Nord de Mogadiscio. Somalia: A Grenade blast kills an Ethiopian soldier in north Mogadishu (En Anglais – Info lecteur)

Aweys Osman Yusuf

Mogadishu 02, August.07 ( Sh.M.Network)- An Ethiopian soldier was killed while a Somali civilian was wounded after unknown gunmen hurled a grenade at 4 Ethiopian soldiers passing by the main road of Ex-Control Balad in north of Mogadishu, the Somali capital, on Thursday.

Witnesses said the Ethiopians opened fire at every direction after the explosion. "Unknown gunmen hurled a grenade at 4 Ethiopian troops crossing the intersection. The blast instantly killed one of them, while the others opened fire indiscriminately," said one witness, who refused to be named.

A large number of Ethiopian troops soon arrived at the site of the blast sealing off the whole vicinity and searching houses nearby.

Meanwhile, at least ten people have been killed and more than 25 have been wounded in Mogadishu last night after a barrage of mortar bombs exchanged by Ethiopian troops based in the capital and suspected Islamist-led insurgents targeted a residential area of Odweyne in Hodan district, south of the capital.
Women and children were among the dead.