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allAfrica.com: Somalia: 21 Killed in 'Worst Battle' Since Ethiopia Pullout (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Somalia: 21 Killed in 'Worst Battle' Since Ethiopia Pullout (Page 1 of 1)
Fighters loyal to two insurgent groups - Al Shabaab and Party of Islam - took to the streets and sparked "the worst battle since Ethiopian troops left," according to Radio Garowe's correspondent in Mogadishu.Medina Hospital officials said more than 50 wounded people were admitted for treatment, adding that the fighting was still ongoing and more wounded people were expected.One hospital official told the BBC Somali Service that six victims died at the hospital, bringing the total number of deaths to 21, mostly civilians.