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By VOA News

Witnesses in Somalia’s capital say at least two people have been killed by a roadside bomb explosion.

The blast Sunday in Mogadishu’s Waberi district targeted a vehicle carrying Somali government soldiers.

Witnesses say the explosion missed the troops but killed two civilians who were standing nearby. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. (more…)

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By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE (AFP)

MOGADISHU, May 31, 2009 (AFP) – Two civilians, one of them a child, were killed Sunday when Islamist militants clashed briefly with Somali government forces in the capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said.

Insurgents had attacked police positions in the city’s northern Sanaa district, said police officer Mohamed Hashi.

“The violent elements opened fire on government positions near Sanaa,” Hashi told AFP. “There was heavy exchange of gunfire.”

Local resident Abdullahi Moalim said: “Two civilians, one of them a young boy, died in our neighbourhood after clashes erupted this afternoon.” (more…)

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