The Ethiopian Herald (Addis Ababa)

3 December 2006

Somalia: 60 UIC Soldiers Surrender to TFG of Somalia

Addis Ababa — Some 60 soldiers of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) in Somalia surrendered to the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia based in Baidoa last Tuesday in protest against the aims of the extremist leadership of the Union, the weekly Amharic newspaper Iftin reported.

According to the report, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia has also captured five vehicles loaded with weapons along with the soldiers.

Iftin reported citing its sources that the soldiers were operating around Mogadishu.

Meanwhile, three more suspects have been arrested in connection with Thursday's Explosion in Baidoa, BBC reported Friday.

A police search over houses and hotels in the town made the total number of people so far held six including a female, Baidoa's Chief of Police Edian Beid told BBC.

Sources close to the government told BBC on condition of anonymity that one of the suspects was a man who lost a leg in the explosion, the report said.

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