Gun fires again in SomaliaPublished on February 19, 2021, The East African
Gunfire breaks out at opposition march in Mogadishu
It was unclear who opened fire first, but one witness Yusuf Mohamed reported a "heavy exchange of gunfire" between security forces and armed guards protecting opposition supporters who began their march along the main airport road.
"There can be casualties but we are taking cover now I don't know exactly what happened," he told AFP.
Another witness Fadumo Moalim said: "We were peacefully walking along the airport road together with former prime minister Hassan Ali Kheire, when the security forces opened fire on us, creating mayhem."
The violence comes after weeks of tensions over the holding of delayed elections in the Horn of Africa nation.
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