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Clashes in Somali capital kill seven

Fighting broke out between Somali troops backed by the African Union and guards of a former city official, Ahmed Dai.

Last updated: 16 Aug 2014 17:26
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Police in Somalia say seven people have been killed and eight injured after fighting broke out between Somali soldiers, supported by African Union troops, and fighters loyal to a former city official.

The government says Ahmed Dai's guards fired on troops first, but his supporters accuse the Somali army of a politically motivated attack.

Four civilians were among the dead.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports.

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