Mortar attack kills at least 5, injures 7 in Mogadishu

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At least five people were reported to have been killed, and seven wounded in mortar shells fired into homes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, Witnesses said.

An Eyewitness, speaking to Radio Shabelle via phone said between 2-3 mortars struck a School in Howlwadag district, killing at least five civilians, including four children.

A mortar struck Hassan Al Qaridi primary school, killing four students and injuring seven others, according Abdullahi Barre, the school principal who spoke to Radio Shabelle.

The wounded people have been rushed to hospital by the local ambulances. Reports said there have been more mortars fired at the country’s President Palace in Mogadishu.

No group has yet claimed credit for the mortar fire in Mogadishu, which was the latest in series of attacks in the seaside capital since the election of President Farmajo in February.

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