One man was killed and nine others wounded Sunday in the latest spate of attacks to rock Somalia's restive capital Mogadishu, witnesses said.
One person died and four were injured when government forces opened fire after their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in the southern Hodan district, the sources said.
'Four wounded people were taken to hospital,' said Halima Mohammed, whose brother was injured in the incident.
'We don't know who the dead person is. His body was lying in the street near the site of the blast,' she told AFP.
Five others were injured when a hand grenade was hurled at a police convoy carrying prisoners in the southern Huriwa quarter, said Ahmed Halane, a local resident.
'Some of the prisoners managed to escape but others were re-captured,' he told AFP.
Another roadside blast went off overnight in northern Mogadishu but missed the police convoy it was targeting, witnesses said.
The relentless violence comes as more than 1,000 clan representatives are gathered in Mogadishu for a reconciliation conference which kicked off on July 15.
Critics have argued the meeting was a non-starter since Islamic Courts Union are boycotting the conference, which they argue should be held outside of Somalia and only after a withdrawal of Ethiopian troops.
Earlier this year, government forces backed by the powerful army of neighbouring Ethiopia toppled the Islamic Courts Union which briefly took control of large swathes of the Horn of Africa country.
Home to about 10 million people, Somalia has been plagued by instability that has defied more than a dozen peace initiatives since the 1991 overthrow of former dictator Siad Barre.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Temmuz 2007, 13:42