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Mogadishu disarmament continues, bombing on Ethiopian base

Issue 281
Front Page
Index
Headlines

Somali First President Die’s At 99

Somaliland Closer To Recognition By Ethiopia

Cholera Outbreak In Somaliland, Up To 70,000 At Risk

Ethiopia PM Makes Landmark Visit To Somalia, Where His Troops Are Protecting The Government

Interview with Mrs. Maryan Ibrahim Abdi, chair of Somaliland Heritage

Ill-Defined Borders Remain To Be Cause Of Conflicts In Africa

Ugandan President Calls For Dialogue Of Warring Parties In Somalia

Somaliland Deserves A Better Treatment

Somali Radio Stations Silenced After Ethiopian PM's Visit

Regional Affairs

Meles Holds Talks With Somaliland President

Bomber strikes near Somali PM’s home

Editorial
Special Report

International News

London student’s jungle war escape led to ‘rendition’ trap

'Swede Dead' After US Strike In Somalia

Former Somaliland Ex-Foreign Affairs Minister Honoured

Astounding Graduate: Ihmad Muhammed, Mentor

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Clan Feuds, Ambitious Warlords And A Nation In Agony

Somali Elders Cry Out For Dhaqanguur

Somali National Movement (SNM)

World's Historic Treasures In Danger Worldwide

Renowned Canadian Scientist on a Short Visit to Amoud University

Anti-Americanism - A Humanitarian Imperative?

Food for thought

Opinions

House Should Reverse Vote Rejecting Two NEC Nominees

Ist: A Person Who Believes Or Practices

Awdalites Should Respect The Rules They Signed!

Somaliland Marches On!

UK “Awdalite Elders” Got It Wrong

In Kuwait: Brave Somalilanders Celebrate 18 May Amid Tough Security Restrictions

What role would Ethiopia/USA play to tackle the Somaliland/Somalia issue?


By Mohamed Abdi Farah

Mogadishu, June 9, 2007 - Ethiopian and Somali forces continue wider security operations in the Somalia capital searching for weapons and suspects – as a hand grenade bomb was targeted on the Ethiopian base in the former Pasta Factory in north of the capital overnight.

There was no immediate casualty on the Ethiopian soldiers.

Hundreds of heavily armed Ethiopian forces with Somali soldiers began this morning door to door search for suspects, blocking the main industrial roads in north of the capital.

“this morning I have not gone for work because all roads were closed by the Ethiopians searching for weapons... I don’t known what to do and I can’t go on foot to reach my business center in Bakara market which is miles away from here,” said Ali Hussein, 65, a father of eight children.

Several people were arrested in connection with last night's bomb attack while seizing weapons from houses near the Ethiopian base.

Also in today’s raid, the policemen crashed a number of illegal kiosks alongside the road in north of the city. All houses near the building of the pasta factory which houses Ethiopian troops were destroyed for security grounds.

The officials of the transitional government said the operations in Mogadishu is to assure the security and prevent any acts of violence to pave the way for the upcoming reconciliation conference scheduled to take place in Mogadishu mid June, few days to go.

 

Source: SomaliNet


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