Explosion, gunfire kill 4 woyanne soldiers and 2 civilians in Somalia, witnesses say – By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN, Associated Press

April 29th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An explosion in southwestern Somalia killed four EthiopianWoyanne troops and the subsequent gunfire killed two civilians, witnesses said Tuesday.

Local resident Asha Madey Abdi said the explosion Monday afternoon in Baidoa, 155 miles southwest of the capital, also wounded two EthiopianWoyanne soldiers. (more…)

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An explosion in southwestern Somalia killed four EthiopianWoyanne troops and the subsequent gunfire killed two civilians, witnesses said Tuesday.

Local resident Asha Madey Abdi said the explosion Monday afternoon in Baidoa, 155 miles southwest of the capital, also wounded two EthiopianWoyanne soldiers.

Sheik Muqtar Roble said the EthiopianWoyanne troops had opened fire after the explosion, killing two civilians and wounding another two. It was not clear what caused the blast.

EthiopianWoyanne troops supporting the shaky transitional government come under daily attack from Islamic insurgents, whom they kicked out of the capital in December 2006. The insurgents, who vow to fight an Iraq-style insurgency, receive support from Ethiopia’s archenemy Eritrea.

Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991. It is impoverished, riven between warring clans and awash with weapons.

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