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Mogadishu Violence Kills One, Wounds At Least Nine

The latest violence in Somalia's war-torn capital has killed one person and wounded at least nine others.

Witnesses say a civilian was killed Wednesday when Ethiopian soldiers opened fire after a militant threw a grenade at them. The militant escaped, and none of the soldiers was injured.

In a separate incident, an assailant threw a grenade at police in the city's Bakara market.

Witnesses say at least nine people, including two police offers, were wounded.

Bakara has been the scene of daily clashes between insurgents and government forces despite government efforts to clear the market.

The interim government recently opened a national peace conference in hopes of restoring order and security to Somalia. The talks have yet to yield any sign of reconciliation between the country's many clans and factions.

Islamists are boycotting the conference to protest the presence of Ethiopian soldiers protecting the government.

Somalia has been mired in chaos since the fall of the last central government in 1991.

Some information for this report was provided by AP .