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Business leaders in the Somali capital's main Bakara market held a closed-door meeting Saturday where a proposal to establish a private army was discussed. An officer with the Puntland Intelligence Service (PIS) was shot and killed Thursday night in the region's port city of Bossaso.
A police officer was shot to death in Mogadishu and an Islamic teacher was gunned down by armed men dressed in military fatigues. Separately, a local musician named Adan Hassan Salad was gunned down while drinking tea at a café. The top United Nations envoy to Somalia has welcomed the news that the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) says it is ready to hold talks with opposition groups.
Islamic terrorists beheaded three Somalian soldiers following a clash south of Mogadishu. The Somali transitional government announced that it would like to engage opposition groups in dialogue to help end the country's 16-year civil war. Ongoing violence is forcing 20,000 civilians to flee Mogadishu each month.
A roadside bomb targeting a military convoy killed a pregnant woman and wounded four others in Mogadishu. The security minister in Somalia's semiautonomous State of Puntland has handed in his official resignation papers.
Insurgents attacked government installations in the provincial town of Beletwein overnight Thursday, killing at least three government soldiers and wounding two people, including a civilian.The US government strongly condemned the closure of Somalian radio stations and the arrest of Shabelle Radio's director Mukhtar Mohamed Hirabe. Fourteen Ethiopian soldiers were killed late on Thursday as insurgents raided newly positioned Ethiopian check-posts between Cali Kamiin and Albraka in the Hodon district.
Shabaab fighters have taken over towns as close as 35 miles south of the provincial capital of Baidoa. Four civilians were killed after Shabaab fighters attacked Ethiopian forces south of Mogadishu. Somali sources said Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan was not killed in the recent airstrike in Dhobley.
Yesterday's missile strike was aimed at Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a Kenyan born in 1979 who is wanted by the FBI for questioning in the nearly simultaneous attacks in 2002 on a hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, and on an Israeli airliner taking off from there, said three American officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Six people died in yesterday's attack and 10 were wounded, witnesses and local leaders said.
Clashes in Mogadishu between Somali troops and Shabaab resulted in 17 killed and 80 wounded. Government troops broke into the Shabelle Radio office in Mogadishu, arrested the station director, and seized equipment. Forces loyal to the governor and deputy governor of the Middle Shabelle region clashed near the provincial capital of Jowhar.
Seven Somali troops were killed and eight wounded in an ambush in the Dinsor district of the Bai province. Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack. Four Ethiopian troops were killed in an ambush in Mogadishu.
Shabaab fighters ambushed a large Ethiopian convoy in Hiran. A Yemeni consul survived a grenade attack in Mogadishu. The United Nations Security Council extended the African Union mission by six months. The prime minister supports a broad-based reconciliation process.
A senior government official was assassinated after he left a mosque in the in Yaqshid district on Saturday night. Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf escaped unhurt from a mortar attack by Islamist insurgents on his official residence in Mogadishu. Yemen's ambassador to Somalia Ahmed Omar denied reports that he was nearly assassinated in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday.