Somalia government soldiers secure the scene of a bomb attack. (file photo)
At least nine civilians have been killed and dozens wounded in mortar attacks in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu, Press TV reports.
The incident took place on Wednesday when heavy mortar shells exploded in the Shibis and Boondheere districts of northern Mogadishu.
Reports say some of the wounded people were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
This comes only a few days after Somalia’s new President Hassan Skeikh Mohamud was sworn into office.
"We want Somalia free from piracy, terrorism and asylum seekers abroad. We want to create a united community so that Somalis and the neighbouring countries can live peacefully," Reuters quoted Mohamud as saying on Sunday during his inauguration ceremony in a fortified hall in Mogadishu's police training camp.
The 56-year-old university lecturer garnered 190 votes against 79 for former President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a second round run-off in the presidential election, which was held on September 10.