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Issue 394

Front Page

News Headlines

Weapons Supplied To Somalia Government By The US Are Sold In Mogadishu Markets

The Shortest Man In Somaliland Leaves For Norway

Somaliland Parliament Says Suspension Of Voter Registration Illegal

Tostan Holds Conference On Women’s Genital Mutilation

UN Agencies Launch Next Round Of Child Health Initiative In Somaliland

An Interview With Ambassador Marika Fahlen, Sweden’s Special Envoy For The Horn Of Africa

Somalia Tells All Visitors To Seek Government Approval

Somaliland Government Controlled Media Used To Incite Extremism

Local and Regional Affairs

A CALL FOR DIALOGUE: To Hold A Free, Fair And Peaceful Presidential Election

East Africa: Ethiopia Takes Part in First East African Independent Producers Forum

Somalia Mosque Victims Belonged To Southern Punjab

Kenyan Court Drops Charges, Clears Way For Canadian Woman To Return Home

Al Shabaab Reportedly Beheads 4 Christians, Rips Gold Teeth From Locals' Mouths

2 Somali Women, Children Die In Fire

3rd Man Pleads Guilty In Missing Somalis Case

Man Gets 23 Years In Killing Of Somali Restaurant Cook

Athens Police Attack Somali Protesters

Libyans Kill 20 Somali Prisoners

Somalia: The Trouble with Puntland

Somali Insurgents Reject Government’s Olive Branch

Amnesty International Calls For Accountability And Safeguards On Arms Transfers To Somalia’s TFG

Eastern Africa Standby Force To Be Ready Next Year

Somali Islamists Pull Teeth From "Sinners": Residents

Communiqué: Conference With Former Senior Somali Military And Police Officers

Clinton And South African Discuss Somalia

Tribute To Ali Marshal


Western Countries Encourage Piracy By Paying Ransom

Features & Commentary

Somalia: The Center Cannot Hold

Incredible Journey of Somali Human Right Activist Waris Dirie – The Movie

Escape From Somaliland

Without Free Movement, East Africa Will Keep Marking Time

Clinton's Africa Trip Highlights Importance US Attaches To The Continent

What Was Siyad Barre's Relation To A Fundamentalist Christian Group?

Legal Brief On The Suspension Of The Voter Registration List

Mandela – Poem

AT THE MERCY OF SOMALI PIRATES: Hansa Stavanger Crew Describe Hostage Ordeal

Where Camels Once Trod, A Train Crosses Australia

Update: Independent Diplomat Responds

US Misguided In Moving To Arm Somalia, Say Analysts

President Isaias's Encounter With The Financial Times

Somalia: The Trouble With Puntland – Report

International News


Woman Who Tried To Kill Ford Released From Prison

A Short Guide To Tools For Citizen Journalists

Australian Camels Facing Slaughter

UN Human Rights Expert Sounds Alarm On Draft Media Laws In Venezuela

Poll Shows Afghan Vote Headed For Second Round

Bristol's World Cup Bid Brings Communities Together . . . On The Football Field


A Crucial Week For Somaliland: A Time For Action

Building Bridges For Somaliland University Student Outside And Inside The Country

Why I Fear For Somalia

Africa’s Best-Kept Secret “Somaliland” Is In Need For A Change!

Lost Faith In The System

Somalilanders Around The Globe: Vote For Change

Where There Is No Donor

Al-Shabaab: “The” Number One Enemy Of Islam And Somali People

President Riyale And The Election Commission Are The Reason Of The Election’s Bone Of Contention

Somalia Mosque Victims Belonged To Southern Punjab

Lahore, Pakistan, August 15, 2009 – The victims of Islamic preaching mission, “Tableeghi Jama’at,” who were gunned down by six gunmen in Tawfiq Mosque in Galkayo (Somalia), belonged to southern Punjab. Dera Ghazi Khan Tableeghi Jama’at Amir Khadim Hussein said on Thursday that eight people from Dera Ghazi Khan division, left for Mogadishu (Somalia) on preaching mission on August 10 from Karachi.

They were joined by 17 locals. Later, the 25-member team, including eight Pakistanis, started its mission in the remote areas of Somalia. According to him, when they were busy in Tableegh after Fajr prayers in a mosque of Galkayo (Somalia), they were attacked by six gunmen.

He said:” Our six persons named Haji Muhammad Iqbal of Karor Lal-Eisan (Layyah), Dr Muhammad Ramzan Qaiserani, Maulvi Saghir Ahmed, Maulvi Zahoor Ahmed (both real brothers) of Taunsa Sharif, Subedar Major Juma Khan Buzdar (Retd) of tribal area of Punjab and Abdul Hameed died on the spot, Haji Ghulam Mustafa of Karor and Abdul Qadar Buzdar of D.G Khan were injured.

He said that four of them would be buried in Somalia according to their will, while arrangements were being made to take back the injured persons and bodies of the deceased. Relatives of the victims alleged that they were shot dead in the presence of law-enforcement personnel.

Source: Pakistan Daily, August 14, 2009





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