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Islamists blow up Somali colonel

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posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 08:11 AM
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Islamists blow up Somali colonel


news.bbc.co.uk

The Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior Somali military official and his bodyguard in south Mogadishu.
Colonel Farah Abdulle Ga'al and his bodyguard died when a landmine concealed under the colonel's chair exploded after he arrived at work.

The incident occurred while fierce fighting continued between insurgents and government forces.

Ethiopia-backed forces took control of Mogadishu from Islamists a year ago.
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posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 08:11 AM
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What a wonderful way to start a new year. It seems things in Somali have not changed that much in the last year. The article goes on to say that sixty percent of the residents have left Mogadishu. Also camps belonging to African Union peace keepers were attacked around the same time as the killing of the colonel. So it seems it is seems to be organized attacks.

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