Somali President's Ally Shot Dead in Mogadishu
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a close ally of Somali President Abdulkassim Salat Hassan in south Mogadishu on Wednesday, witnesses said.
Yusuf Talan was killed at Kilometre-4 junction in south Mogadishu, the fiefdom of warlord Hussein Mohamed Aidid. No one has claimed responsibility.
Talan, a former brigadier-general in the army of ex-dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, was a delegate at the Djibouti-led reconciliation conference during which Salat, currently in Mogadishu, was elected president in late August -- MOGADISHU (AFP)
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