13 killed in Somalia violenceIslamic insurgents Insurgents, in U.S. history, the Republican Senators and Representatives who in 1909–10 rose against the Republican standpatters controlling Congress, to oppose the Payne-Aldrich tariff and the dictatorial power of House speaker Joseph G. Cannon. battled Somali and Ethiopian forces Sunday and a roadside bomb blew up near a police checkpoint in separate clashes that killed 13 people in Somalia, witnesses and police said.
Six people were killed in clashes that erupted after Islamist insurgents ambushed a Somali military convoy A land or maritime convoy that is controlled and reported as a military unit. A maritime convoy can consist of any combination of merchant ships, auxiliaries, or other military units. near Baidoa, some 250 kilometres (155 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu.
A witness said the insurgents had fired "mortars and machine-gun fire" at nine armed government vehicles. A second witness said nine Somali soldiers were taken to hospital in Baidoa.
In another incident, the bodies of four civilians were found near Wanlaweyn, some 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Mogadishu, after fighting between Ethiopian forces and insurgents.
"We found four bodies near the area where Ethiopians fought insurgents," Hasan Sugow, a resident in the nearby Yaqbiriweyne town, told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. by telephone, adding that the dead were herdsmen.
Three other people including two police officers were killed when a roadside bomb went off in northern Mogadishu, bringing the death toll to 13 across Somalia on Sunday.
"The bomb, hidden near a police checkpoint, went off and killed two of our men and a civilian," police official Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed (Arabic: محمد أحمد, Muhammad Ahmad) (July 2 1917 January 27 1984) was a Comorian politician. He was born in Mutsamudu on the island of Anjouan. Yonis told AFP. Several other witnesses confirmed the fatalities.
Ethiopian troops intervened to prop up the feeble Somali government at the end of 2006 and eventually drove the Islamists from much of the country's southern and central regions, where they had established Sharia law Noun 1. sharia law - the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed; "sharia is only applicable to Muslims"; "under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state"
Islamic law, sharia, shariah, shariah law .
Since then, the Islamists have killed numerous government officials and vowed to fight until the Ethiopians, whom they regard as occupiers, withdraw.
Somalia has lacked a functional government since the 1991 ouster ouster n. 1) the wrongful dispossession (putting out) of a rightful owner or tenant of real property, forcing the party pushed out of the premises to bring a lawsuit to regain possession. of president Mohamed Siad Barre Mohamed Siad Barre (Somali: Maxamed Siyaad Barre) (1919 – January 2, 1995) was the Head of State of Somalia from 1969 to 1991. Prior to his presidency he was an army commander under the democratic government of Somalia which had been in place since independence in June touched off a bloody power struggle that has defied numerous peace initiatives.