28/07/08 (B458) Press TV / 7 soldats somalis et 5 éthiopiens ont été tués dans un accrochage à Taleh, qui a aussi causé la mort de 12 civils et une trentaine de blessés / 12 civilians killed in Somali clashes (Info lecteur – En Anglais)

Seven Somali and Ethiopian soldiers have been killed in after their convoy came under attack in Taleh district near Hodon south of Mogadishu.

The convoy was heading toward a new base in the area when it was attacked by fighters loyal to the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) Sunday morning, A Press TV correspondent reported.

Elsewhere, in Heliwa district northern Mogadishu, fighting erupted when Somali government soldiers backed by Ethiopian forces fired more than 20 mortars at a heavily populated area, forcing the UIC fighters to retaliate.

Our correspondent reported at least 12 civilians were killed and 30 others were wounded in the crossfire, while thousands of residents in north Mogadishu fled the area.