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)