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By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Masked gunmen forced a group of eight Muslim preachers, most of them from Pakistan, out of a mosque in the Somali town of Gaalkacyo at dawn prayers on Wednesday and shot them. Five Pakistanis and a Somali died on the spot, and two Pakistanis were seriously wounded, residents and witnesses said.

It was not clear why the Pakistanis had been singled out at the Tawfiq mosque in Gaalkacyo — almost 400 miles northeast of Mogadishu, the capital — or what they were doing in Somalia. Residents said the town had been on a high security alert after earlier unrest.

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