At least two people have been killed and eleven others have been injured in fresh fighting between government soldiers and Islamist rebels in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses said on Wednesday.
Residents said that the fighting started 4 Jardinka Junction and sparked other neighborhoods in the capital.
The sound of heavy shelling could be heard in parts of the capital and are still fleeing from the fighting areas in the capital.
The Islamist rebels have reportedly captured new areas from the government and sporadic gun fire could still be heard in Mogadishu.
Separately, African Union troops have been deployed in Aslubta compound in the exit of the city in the south.
Aslubta compound is a strategic base which was a base of Ethiopian troops before they withdrew from Somalia in mid December, 2008.