US authorities have arrested and charged a Virginia man with trying to help nearly 300 Somali people illegally enter the United States. Unidentified gunmen killed a deputy commissioner in the Mudug region in central Somalia. Shabaab™s spokesman in Mogadishu, Sheikh Ali Mohammued Raghe “Ali Dhere,” blamed Hizbul Islam for recent explosions in Shabaab strongholds including the capital™s main market, Bakara.
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