MARKO (Sh.M.Network)—At least one Somali government soldier was killed and another wounded in a heavy gunfire in southern port city of Marko located just some 100 Km (62 miles) south of Mogadishu, reports said.
Witnesses said the fighting was flared up on Wednesday afternoon at an army checkpoint in the city and raged on for several hours. The cause of the combat is yet unknown.
Somali military officials in the city are yet to comment on the skirmish.
The latest reports from the town on Thursday indicated that the situation is calm and things have returned into normal as the local elders intervened in the rival sides.
27 August 2012, Somali and African Union forces have seized the coastal city of Marko after Al Shabaab militants fled the city, with out a fight.
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