Secretary of state calls on African nations to send troops to war-torn country.
Support pleaFighters have been repeatedly clashing with the interim government and its Ethiopian military allies since the Islamic Courts and its allies were forced from the capital a year ago in a short war.
“About 80 per cent of Somalia is not safe and is not under control of the government,” Nur told the AP news agency.
Nur also appealed for international support, saying the Islamists “are everywhere”.
Witnesses said the fighters attacked several neighbourhoods in north and south Mogadishu in the early hours of Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities.