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20 January 2011 Last updated at 12:42 ET

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Gunmen have ambushed a convoy of oil company workers in north-western Pakistan, killing six people and seizing two others, officials say. (more…)

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Roadside bombs kill at least 17 civilians

Published: Jan. 17, 2011 at 10:37 PM

BAGHLAN, Afghanistan, Jan. 17 (UPI) — The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan by roadside and other crude homemade bombs planted by insurgents is rising, experts say. (more…)

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February 19, 2010

By SARAH CHILDRESS in And ABDINASIR MOHAMED, The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704398804575071311948344560.html

Somali government troops massed in Mogadishu for a planned offensive against al Shabaab, the powerful al Qaeda allied-militia that has been trying to topple the government. (more…)

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By Suleiman Mbatiah, Newstime Africa

February 3, 2010

http://www.newstimeafrica.com/archives/10711

Major hospitals in Somalia are desperate for supplies of essential drugs and facilities as fierce fighting that has gripped Somali’s capital, Mogadishu rages, raising the number of casualties. Medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says it has admitted at least 89 people suffering from blast at its Daynile facility in the last four days. Of these, 52 were women and children. For the past eight months Somalia’s lawless capital has been experiencing the heaviest armed confrontations to face yet with more than 9,000 civilian deaths counted since May last year. “The numbers of injured women and children that we received in just over 72 hours is not ‘collateral damage,’ it’s a total lack of regard for the safety of civilians.” says MSF Head of Mission Axelle de la Motte St. Pierre in a statement on Wednesday. (more…)

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By BBC News

February 1, 2010

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8491329.stm

Somali Islamist rebel group al-Shabab has confirmed for the first time that its fighters are aligned with al-Qaeda’s global militant campaign. (more…)

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January 27, 2010

By Abdi Sheikh and Abdi Guled

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE60Q0IM20100127

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Fighting in Somalia between a pro-government militia and hardline Islamist rebels killed at least 16 people and injured 34 others in the central Galgadud region on Wednesday, a rights group said. (more…)

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(AFP) – 2 hours ago

MOGADISHU — At least eight civilians were killed in Mogadishu when Islamist insurgents attacked African peacekeepers prompting an exchange of gun and artillery fire that hit civilian targets, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday.

The fighting erupted on Tuesday in southern Mogadishu’s Maka Al-Mukarama road where the African peacekeepers from Uganda are stationed but it later spilled over into other areas.

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