At least ten people, including one policeman, have been wounded in separate grenade blasts in south of the capital, Mogadishu, Tuesday.
3 grenade explosions targeted government troops patrolling around Bar Ubah and Blacksea neighborhoods, south of the capital.
Witnesses reported that four civilians and a police officer were hurt in the incidents.
The troops opened fire indiscriminately after the blasts that occurred minutes of one another, according residents. The roads into those areas have been blocked by government forces.
In a similar incident, five civilians have been injured after unknown gunmen hurled a grenade at the base of Somali police in Hmar Jadiid district.
Mohammed Abdulahi, a resident, told Shabelle that the grenade missed the soldiers’ base and landed at a residential home wounding five people inside.
The troops soon sealed off the zone, halting commuter buses from using the main road in Hamar Jadiid.
Medina hospital sources said that 12 people who were wounded explosions have been admitted to the hospital on Tuesday.