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Militia, Food Convoy in Deadly Clash

March 09, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

Up to six people were killed in a clash in the southwestern city of Baidoa between militiamen and gunmen escorting a food convoy, a survivor said. One of the wounded, evacuated to a hospital in the capital, said fighting broke out between the convoy's escorts and militiamen loyal to faction leader Hussein Mohammed Aidid in Baidoa. He said shooting started after the convoy--destined for an International Committee of the Red Cross mission--was refused passage through Baidoa by the local commander.

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