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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Shabaab Re-ambushes Ethiopian Technical Convoy

Islamist insurgents killed five government soldiers in an ambush outside the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, adding to days of bloodshed that have cast a pall over rare peace talks.

More than 35 people have died since Thursday in clashes between rebels and allied Somali-Ethiopian troops that broke out a week after a militant leader was killed in a U.S. air strike.
Residents said the insurgents targeted government troops in Yaqbaraweyne, a small town west of the capital, and also fought with Ethiopian forces in Towfiq, north of the city.

“The Islamists opened fire on government troops as they passed the same place Ethiopians were ambushed two days ago,” witness Ali Diriye told Reuters by phone from Yaqbaraweyne.
“Five soldiers were killed on the spot. One pick-up truck escaped with the driver and two of the injured. The other two vehicles were captured by the insurgents.”

The Rest @ Adalvoice ( an Eritrea focused blog)

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