28 July 2009

Somalia: Government Soldiers Impose Night Curfew in Beledweyn Town

Baladweyn — The transitional government soldiers have imposed a night curfew in Beledweyn town in Hiran region, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Tuesday.

Reports from the town say that the government soldiers imposed a night curfew to Beledweyn town which the residents said that it was conducted formally in the town in central Somalia.

Locals said that the curfew began at 5:30 yesterday afternoon as more government soldiers with armed vehicles could be seen all neighborhoods in the town until Tuesday morning.

Witnesses in the town said that the sound of heavy gunfire could also be heard whole night in all directions of the Beledweyn town as the soldiers were patrolling during the curfew imposed by the transitional government troops in the town.

Unidentified gunmen threw a grenade to a government soldiers' truck traveling around Mogadishu Bus station in Hawl-wadag neighborhood in Beledweyn town in the region injuring 4 people who were around where the troops targeted.

Government officials told reporters in Beledweyn town that they detained several people in the evening during the curfew adding that they lately released after few minutes.

Anyhow parts of the people in the town expressed concern about overnight curfew imposed by the transitional government soldiers pointing out that it had disrupted the movement of their business activity in the town.

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