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Mortar Attack in Somalia

30 dead in attack on market in capital city

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  • Sept. 22, 2008: A Somali man assists a critically wounded man, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 a victim of a mortar attack on the Bakara market in Mogadishu. Mortars slammed into a market in Somalia's capital Monday, killing up to 30 people and overwhelming hospitals with dozens of wounded in the worst fighting in months, witnesses said. The fighting began after Islamic insurgents fired mortars at the capital's main airport and the presidential palace, said Ali Mohamed Siyad, who chairs Bakara market traders' association. Soon after, government forces and their Ethiopian allies retaliated with mortars and gunfire.
  • Sept. 22, 2008: The body of a man lies in the street, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, a victim of a mortar attack on the Bakara market in Mogadishu, Somalia. Mortars slammed into a market in Somalia's capital Monday, killing up to 30 people and overwhelming hospitals with dozens of wounded in the worst fighting in months, witnesses said. The fighting began after Islamic insurgents fired mortars at the capital's main airport and the presidential palace, said Ali Mohamed Siyad, who chairs Bakara market traders' association. Soon after, government forces and their Ethiopian allies retaliated with mortars and gunfire.
  • Sept. 22: 2008: A Somali man covers the body of a man, a victim of a mortar attack on the Bakara market in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. Mortars slammed into a market in Somalia's capital Monday, killing up to 30 people and overwhelming hospitals with dozens of wounded in the worst fighting in months, witnesses said. The fighting began after Islamic insurgents fired mortars at the capital's main airport and the presidential palace, said Ali Mohamed Siyad, who chairs Bakara market traders' association. Soon after, government forces and their Ethiopian allies retaliated with mortars and gunfire.
  • Sept. 22: 2008: Somali men rush a wounded man to hospital, a victim of a mortar attack on the Bakara market in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. Mortars slammed into a market in Somalia's capital Monday, killing up to 30 people and overwhelming hospitals with dozens of wounded in the worst fighting in months, witnesses said. The fighting began after Islamic insurgents fired mortars at the capital's main airport and the presidential palace, said Ali Mohamed Siyad, who chairs Bakara market traders' association. Soon after, government forces and their Ethiopian allies retaliated with mortars and gunfire.
  • Sept. 22, 2008: Somali men rush a wounded man to hospital, a victim of a mortar attack on the Bakara market in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. Mortars slammed into a market in Somalia's capital Monday, killing up to 30 people and overwhelming hospitals with dozens of wounded in the worst fighting in months, witnesses said. The fighting began after Islamic insurgents fired mortars at the capital's main airport and the presidential palace, said Ali Mohamed Siyad, who chairs Bakara market traders' association. Soon after, government forces and their Ethiopian allies retaliated with mortars and gunfire.
  • Sept. 22, 2008: A Somali man covers the body of a man, a victim of a mortar attack on the Bakara market in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. Mortars slammed into a market in Somalia's capital Monday, killing up to 30 people and overwhelming hospitals with dozens of wounded in the worst fighting in months, witnesses said. The fighting began after Islamic insurgents fired mortars at the capital's main airport and the presidential palace, said Ali Mohamed Siyad, who chairs Bakara market traders' association. Soon after, government forces and their Ethiopian allies retaliated with mortars and gunfire.

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