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Explosions heard near site of Somali presidential vote


Monday May 16, 2022

Explosions sounding like mortar shells were heard on Sunday in the area of Mogadishu airport where parliamentarians were meeting to elect a new president, residents said.

"I counted three big sounds of mortar shells landing in the direction of the airport. We are shocked to hear those sounds of mortars at a time (when) Mogadishu is under a complete curfew. Who is firing them?" said Mogadishu resident Halima Ibrahim.

A Reuters reporter in the city also heard blasts.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Gareth Jones)



 





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