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Garowe Online - HomeM ore than 50 people were killed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu since Thursday in some of the worst violence in weeks, Radio Garowe reported.

Fighting sparked Thursday afternoon along a key road that connects Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport and the Villa Somalia presidential palace after suspected insurgents attacked government security forces.

The road was closed as President Abdullahi Yusuf and Prime Minister Nur "Adde" Hassan Hussein traveled to the airport on their way to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the African Union plans to mediate between the two leaders. [ Full story]

One Ethiopian soldier was killed in the initial blast. Four civilians were killed when the Ethiopian soldiers opened gunfire afterwards, according to witnesses.

In a separate attack, two Ethiopian soldiers and three civilians were killed when a hidden landmine exploded, destroying an army vehicle and a civilian car near Arbiska area.

Ethiopian troops traveling in the…