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Archive for Friday, October 5, 2007

Looters move in after fire guts market

October 5, 2007

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— A merchant died in a looting spree after a fire at the main market in the Somali capital destroyed about 200 stalls because no firefighters or equipment were on hand to stop it, shopkeepers said Wednesday.

Also Wednesday, the son of a prominent Hawiye clan member was shot dead in Mogadishu. Ahmad Diriye said his son, Abdi Dhof Ahmad Diriye, had been assassinated by men with pistols but could not immediately say who was behind the killing.

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