Two children killed in Somali blast

Two children have been killed and one injured in an explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

    Inter-clan fighting has flared regularly in Somalia since 1991

    The incident occurred when an object the children were playing with exploded on Monday in the Waharoade neighbourhood of the capital's southern Huriwa district

    "The two dead children were buried immediately while the injured one was treated in Madina Hospital," a medical officer in the hospital said.

    Relatives could not say whether the explosive that detonated was a grenade left behind in recent fighting between the rival clans or unexploded ordnance abandoned by armed militia who have been clashing in the area for several years.

    Inter-clan fighting has flared regularly in the shattered Horn of Africa nation since the ouster of dictator Muhammad Siad Barri in 1991 split the vast desert country of 10 million people into a patchwork of fiefdoms governed by regional commanders.

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.