20/04/08 (B444) Press TV – 12 soldats éthiopiens tués dans une forte explosion au sud de Mogadiscio -Mogadishu blasts kill 12 Ethiopians (En Anglais – Info lecteur)

Heavy explosions strike Ethiopian soldiers in southern Mogadishu, leaving at least a dozen people killed and some 24 others injured.

The blasts targeted Ethiopian military convoys as they were heading for Radar district of Deynile in the south of the Somali capital, Press TV correspondent reported.

Eye witnesses said the incident left more than 12 foreign soldiers killed and some 24 wounded, while an Islamic Court Union spokesman put the Ethiopian death toll at 22, which could not be independently confirmed.

Elsewhere, armed Somali groups clashed in Afgooye, some 30 km from Mogadishu, as both sides tried to take control of a building.

The fighting took the lives of four people while two more suffered serious injuries.

Heavy clashes between insurgents and Somali government soldiers continue in Harayale district, but no reliable report on the casualties has been as yet released.