At least 11 civilians are known to have been killed when 8 mortar rounds pummeled large parts of the agriculture-rich Afgoye district, 30Km north-west of Mogadishu last night, witness said.
Abdiaziz Mohamed Sheikh, a villager who helped victims reach at hospitals said an elderly woman was wounded when a mortar shell struck her house in Afgoye district.
No deaths have been confirmed by officials and medical sources as a result of the mortar barrage on Afgoye town, where is currently under the control of Somali National Army and AMISOM.
Most of the mortar shells have landed in and around the densely populated Hawo Tako neighbourhood in Afgoye town, according to the Eyewitnesses.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the overnight Afgoye mortar attack, but Al Shabaab has honed suicide bombings, military-style ambushes and planned assassinations in Mogadishu and others key towns in Somalia since 2011.