Unknown men fired mortars at houses and a homeless shelter in a southern residential area of
The Islamic courts, which still has support in
Sadiya Dahir Nur, a mother of six, said: "A mortar hit our house, killing my 14-year-old daughter who had returned from school."
She said her sister and two cousins were also wounded.
Olad Yusuf Ahmed, a relative of the victims, said a nearby house was also hit, killing three people and wounding four.
At the homeless camp, a mortar blast killed a 13-year-old girl and wounded two people, said Shamsa Hadi Abdi Wali, a nurse at the nearby
Another three mortars were aimed at
Earlier on Saturday, armed men fired a mortar at the Kaah hotel, in northern
One witness said he had seen a girl injured in the attack.
Another hotel, the Global, was hit by a rocket late Friday, just hours after a masked man at a pro-Islamist courts rally said that Ethiopian soldiers would be attacked in their hotels. No one was injured in the incident.
The man, who gave his name only as Abdirisaq, claimed he was speaking on behalf of a group called the Popular Resistance Movement in the Land of the Two Migrations.
He said the group was responsible for attacks on Somali government buildings and Ethiopian troops in
The same group claimed responsibility for the attack at the Global hotel, with a message on Saturday on the official website of the Islamic courts, saying it had targeted Ethiopian generals staying there.
Before ousting the Islamic courts from
Also on Saturday, Kenya handed over about 20 people suspected of having fought with or been linked to the Islamic courts to the Somali authorities, a British diplomat and a Kenyan police officer said, both speaking on condition of anonymity.