Somali governor escapes roadside explosion

A central Somali governor escaped a roadside explosion as violence in the lawless Horn of Africa nation killed three civilians, police said Sunday.

Somali governor escapes roadside explosion

A central Somali governor escaped a roadside explosion as violence in the lawless Horn of Africa nation killed three civilians, police said Sunday.

Yusuf Ahmed Hagar, the governor of central Somalia Hiran region, escaped a roadside bomb in Beledweyen, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) north of Mogadishu. His bodyguards opened fire and killed a civilian, police official Hussein Abdullahi told AFP.

Gunmen also killed a government official in northern Mogadishu Suq-Ba'ad neighbourhood while Ethiopian forces based in that area shot dead another civilian, said Somali police spokesman Abduwahid Mohamed.

In recent months, the Somali capital has been hit with a spate of guerrilla-style attacks against the government forces and the Ethiopian troops backing them.

AFP

Last Mod: 09 Eylül 2007, 15:00
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