5 November 2009

Somalia: Islamists Impose Curfew to Beledweyn Town

The Islamist officials of Hizbul Islam have imposed a curfew to Beledweyn town overnight, just after heavy fighting between the Islamist forces and transitional government troops which left more on Wednesday in out of the town. witnesses told Shabelle radio on Thursday.

Reports from the town say that main reason of the curfew was not discovered for the people in the town by the Islamist forces of Hizbul Islam who imposed the curfew to the town in central Somalia.

Locals said that more troops with several battle wagons of Hizbul Islam could be seen in the town as they started their curfew on Wednesday evening adding that they were patrolling through the streets of the town whole night.

We had tried to contact with the officials of Hisbul Islam to know more on their declaration and if there were any people arrested during their curfew in Beledweyn town.

But it was too difficult to get through the telephone and sources in the town indicated that the curfew was successfully completed last night.

The announcement of the Islamist officials of Hisbul Islam seems to be assuring the security of the town and it comes as heavy fighting between the transitional government soldiers and the Islamist forces happened in the east of Beledweyn town in Hiran region on Wednesday.

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