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Shooting threatens Somali truce

Two militia men have died and two are injured in a skirmish in the northern outskirts of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu threatening a two-day truce. At least 140 people, mainly civilians, died in battles between warlords and Islamist militia in a week of clashes. The violence was fuelled by a belief that the US was backing the alliance of warlords against the Islamists. It is not known what caused the early morning shooting at a road checkpoint controlled by Islamist supporters. Full Story

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