At least 35 people have been killed and 50 others wounded in renewed clashes in Mogadishu while thousands of families flee the city.
As the clashes between Somali government soldiers and anti-government forces continue for the third day. At least 20 fighters from both sides and more than 10 civilians had been killed, a Press TV correspondent reported on Wednesday.
More than 7000 families flee the capital as fighting went on in the Wadajir, Yaqshid and Dharkenley districts in southern Mogadishu.
Medical officials at Mogadishu’s main operating hospital, Medina have confirmed that the majority of the casualties were civilians.
Different factions which some of them are not part of peace process that saw the withdrawal of Ethiopians, have taken over bases left vacant by Ethiopians in the capital.
The fighting erupted as neighboring Djibouti hosts Somali delegations which are spearheading peace process and reconciliations efforts for the horn of African nation which had been without an effective government for nearly two decades.
United Nations Special Representative for Somalia Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah on Wednesday arrived in Djibouti to take parts in the power sharing talks between Somali Government and the Alliance for Re-liberation of Somalia, an opposition group.
The country is expected to elect a new president after the former president Abdullahi Yussuf Ahmed, who was involved in a serious power struggle with his Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein, resigned last month.