Officials in Somalia's capital say at least 10 people have been killed in fighting between government troops and police.
The gunbattle broke out Saturday in the Hamarjajab district in the south of Mogadishu. Local officials say the fighting was sparked by an argument between the police and soldiers.
At least 10 civilians were wounded in the incident. Most of those killed are said to be soldiers.
Somalia has endured nearly 20 years of war and chaos since the fall of the last stable government in 1991.
The country's current government is fighting Islamist insurgent groups and controls only small sections of the capital, with the help of African Union peacekeepers.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.