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Somali government troops clash with militia

Somali government troops fought with a local militia loyal to the country’s newly powerful Islamist movement on Saturday, residents said. “Heavy fighting took place early this morning between government troops and a local militia loyal to the Islamists,” said Abdihakim Ahmed, a resident of Bur Hakaba town. “The fighting is still raging on. It looks like the local militia have been pushed out of town,” he added by telephone. “I don’t know how many are dead or wounded, I could not go outside.” Full Story

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