Fighting kills at least 17 in Somali pirate port
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Last Updated: Saturday, August 08, 2009, 14:25
Mogadishu: Gunbattles between clan militiamen killed at least 17 people and wounded 30 on Saturday at a pirate stronghold on the coast of Somalia, residents said.

Local man Farah Aden said that the fighting began overnight and became heavier in the morning, forcing many residents to flee.

He said it was triggered by a dispute over territory and the rape of a young woman.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 08, 2009, 14:25

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