14 April 2007

Somalia: Govt Soldiers Killed in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Two soldiers belonging to the transitional federal government have been shot dead today by unknown gunmen in south of the Somalia capital Mogadishu.

The shootout happened in Taleh neighborhood, south of Mogadishu when unidentified gunmen who were driving on a Toyota car opened fire at the soldiers.

"One of the soldiers died on the spot after he was hit by the bullet on the head while the other one died of his wound," one eyewitness told Shabelle Radio.

The attackers are said to have taken away the gun of the one of the soldiers shortly after being killed. The assailants escaped unharmed.

The government forces sealed the area of the shootout and began investigations. No one has been arrested for the latest killing.

The soldiers of the Somali's government are frequently target for the attacks by the unidentified militiamen.

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