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Insurgents Attack Mogadishu Police Stations

One person was killed and at least several others wounded in Mogadishu overnight as insurgents attacked three police stations.

Witnesses report grenade explosions and exchanges of gunfire around police stations in the Wadajir, Hodan, and Florence districts.

There were conflicting reports whether the person killed was an insurgent or a civilian hit by a stray bullet.

Such gunbattles have become a daily occurrence in the Somali capital as insurgents continue to battle the government and its Ethiopian allies.

A national peace conference organized by the government has shown no sign of reconciling Somalia's warring clans and factions.

The Horn of Africa country has not had a stable central government since 1991.