MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – A Somali official says a foreign fighter and a top government security official are among 16 people killed in fighting between government forces and Islamist insurgents in the north of the capital.
Presidential information officer Abdulkhadir Wehliye says the foreign fighter is believed to be Bangladeshi because of identity documents found on the body and the color of his skin.
Saturday’s fighting also claimed the life of Nor Daqli. He was head of security for the capital Mogadishu and the surrounding Benadir region.
Wehliye says the death toll was reported by local police officers on the scene.