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Gunmen Kill Two People In Somalia Port Town Of Bosaso
ISSUE 128
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Headlines

- Abdiqasim Salad Hasan Says Somaliland’s Cities Deserved To Be Destroyed,
And Vows To Behead His Enemies

- Puntland Militia Still Holding Halo Trust Deminers

- EU Aid to Somalia Government Without Looking at Impact on Somaliland
- Somali Envoy Accuses UK Of Excluding Somaliland From Peace Talks

- Repatriation Of Rejected Asylum Seekers From Djibouti

- Food Distribution In Ethiopia's Hartisheik Camp

- Conference on Peace, Security and Development in the Horn of Africa, “The Somalialnd Experience”

Health

- Khat Plant 'Boosts Sperm Power'

- Major Boost For Malaria Programmes In Somalia

International News

- 11 Murdered In Somali Capital

- Muslim Reformers Condemn Saudi Wahhabism

- 'We Need Help' Say Somali Community

- Mennonite Pair Concerned With Somalia Plight

- Gunmen Kill Two People In Somalia Port Town Of Bosaso
- WFP Appeals For US $14m To Fund Humanitarian Operations

Peace Talks

- Warlords Told off

Editorial & Opinions

- The EU Should recognize Somaliland and Somalia as two separate countries

- Turning Assets into Usable Capital

- Educational Programme

- Celebrating 1st July In A New Light: A Somalilander’s Perspective
- Do You Have To Show Your Underwear?


MOGADISHU, 28 June 2004 (Reuters) – At least two people, including the mayor of the northern Somali port town of Bosaso, were shot dead by gunmen on Monday, residents said, further destabilizing security in the breakaway enclave of Puntland.

The masked gunmen also shot and injured three other people believed to be aides of Bosaso Mayor Mohamed Said Sayruq, hospital officials said.

"There is tension in the town. We are fearing retaliatory attacks any time now," said one resident who witnessed the shootings outside the town's crowded market.

He and other residents of Bosaso attributed the killings to increasing political rivalries among various militias in Puntland, triggered by a decision of the enclave's parliament to dissolve its cabinet. Some ministers opposed the decision last week.
Somalia collapsed into chaos in 1991 after the ouster of military ruler Mohamed Siad Barre.

Leaders of Puntland and rival groups have been holding stop-start peace talks in neighboring Kenya in a bid to end more than a decade of anarchy in the country.

Puntland lies in the north of the war-torn Horn of Africa country. Officials said Puntland's leader, Abdullahi Yusuf, had returned to Somalia from the Kenyan peace talks to try and solve the political crisis.

East African regional governments have warned militiamen to end their fighting in Somalia to avoid undermining the final stages of the country's peace process.

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