Clashes between insurgents and Ethiopian troops have killed 81 people in Mogadishu in one day, a prominent local human rights group says.

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Somalia unrest kills 81 in one day

Clashes between insurgents and Ethiopian troops have killed 81 people in Mogadishu in one day, a prominent local human rights group says.

“Eighty-one people were killed and 119 more were wounded in the violence in Mogadishu since Saturday,” chairman of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Organization Sudan Ali Ahmed, said on Sunday.

He said he had collated the death toll from local hospitals and undercover activists operating in the Somali capital.

“We condemn the unceasing fighting and the use of artillery. … We also condemn the opposition groups who fight among the civilians and use them as (human) shields,” Ahmed added.

Mogadishu residents said the clashes were some of the worst in months.

Sourse Press TV

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