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December 18, 1994 | Reuters
A Pakistani U.N. peacekeeper was wounded by a stray bullet and a French aid worker was kidnaped Saturday in the lawless Somali capital of Mogadishu, a U.N. spokesman said. Maj. Zubair Chattha said the Pakistani was being treated in the U.N. hospital. His condition was stable. An aid worker with the French charity International Action Against Hunger was being held by gunmen who seized him at a traffic circle in Mogadishu.
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December 18, 1994 | Reuters
A Pakistani U.N. peacekeeper was wounded by a stray bullet and a French aid worker was kidnaped Saturday in the lawless Somali capital of Mogadishu, a U.N. spokesman said. Maj. Zubair Chattha said the Pakistani was being treated in the U.N. hospital. His condition was stable. An aid worker with the French charity International Action Against Hunger was being held by gunmen who seized him at a traffic circle in Mogadishu.
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February 5, 1993 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Marine shot and killed a boy running toward him carrying a package Thursday. The United Nations, meanwhile, said its troops could replace U.S. forces in Somalia in weeks. As part of efforts to make the country safe for that transition, the leaders of Somalia's 14 main rival factions were asked by U.S. and U.N. military leaders to hand over lists of all their weapons and men.
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September 1, 1994 | Associated Press
Gunmen opened fire on a field hospital in Somalia on Wednesday, killing three Indian doctors and wounding several other people, a U.N. spokesman said. The unidentified attackers apparently fired a rifle grenade or a mortar at the hospital in Baidoa, the spokesman said. It was not immediately clear how many people were wounded in the attack or who was responsible for the killings. The doctors were part of India's U.N. peacekeeping force, but also treated Somali civilians. On Aug.
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August 11, 1992 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 150 trucks were lined up in front of a makeshift partition of rusting sea containers closing off one end of the port of this crippled, starving capital. Armed men acting--or just posing--as security guards were everywhere, chatting, arguing or shouting at one another in familiar Somali style. Suddenly, an encounter turned ugly. The hubbub raised an octave; one man was shoved against a container.
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February 28, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the first day of peace since rioting and gun battles ripped through the heart of the Somali capital and rattled the very foundations of the U.S.-led Operation Restore Hope, a small crowd of Somalis gathered Saturday around Abdi Aden's tiny barbershop and took stock of America's future in this still deeply troubled land.
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January 3, 1994 | Associated Press
Unidentified gunmen broke into a World Food Program compound in the southern city of Baidoa, killing one Somali and wounding another, U.N. officials said Sunday. A senior U.N. military official said it was premature to blame the Saturday night attack on Muslim extremists, but that U.N. analysts suspect the shootings may be part of a larger campaign against non-Muslim aid agencies.
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September 1, 1994 | Associated Press
Gunmen opened fire on a field hospital in Somalia on Wednesday, killing three Indian doctors and wounding several other people, a U.N. spokesman said. The unidentified attackers apparently fired a rifle grenade or a mortar at the hospital in Baidoa, the spokesman said. It was not immediately clear how many people were wounded in the attack or who was responsible for the killings. The doctors were part of India's U.N. peacekeeping force, but also treated Somali civilians. On Aug.
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July 11, 1990 | Associated Press
At least 65 people were killed when security forces opened fire on the crowd at a soccer game in Somalia, diplomatic sources said Tuesday. The government said only three people were killed when troops fired on people stoning the president. Unofficial fatality estimates from Friday's shootings in Mogadishu range as high as 109, according to one source, who said 65 people were confirmed dead at the city's Digfer Hospital. More than 100 people were seriously injured, another source said.
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February 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
U.S. Marines and Nigerian soldiers pounded at snipers with machine guns and grenades for five hours Thursday, shutting down relief activity in this devastated city with the heaviest shooting in weeks. One Somali was killed and three U.S. Marines and two Nigerian soldiers were wounded in the firefight in an area rocked by anti-foreigner rioting Wednesday that left at least five Somalis dead. Sniper fire hit the hotel where most foreign journalists stay. U.N.
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January 10, 1994 | Associated Press
Witnesses said U.S. soldiers shot and killed a pregnant woman as she prepared for afternoon prayer at her tea stand Sunday. The shooting took place along a row of crowded market stalls about 500 yards from a point where Pakistani U.N. peacekeepers and American sharpshooters were stationed. U.S. military officials had no immediate comment.
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January 3, 1994 | Associated Press
Unidentified gunmen broke into a World Food Program compound in the southern city of Baidoa, killing one Somali and wounding another, U.N. officials said Sunday. A senior U.N. military official said it was premature to blame the Saturday night attack on Muslim extremists, but that U.N. analysts suspect the shootings may be part of a larger campaign against non-Muslim aid agencies.
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July 11, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Jittery U.N. forces were on alert Saturday after stepping up their manhunt for fugitive warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid and coming under attack in the harbor. Three French soldiers were wounded by gunfire as they guarded a freight ship and were evacuated for emergency surgery. Their condition was not known. About 13,000 troops in Mogadishu were ordered to wear flak jackets from dusk to lights-out, said Maj. LeAnn Swieczkowski, spokeswoman for the multinational peacekeeping force.
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March 17, 1993 | Times Wire Services
The U.S. military held a public hearing Tuesday into possible murder charges against a Marine who shot and killed a Somali boy last month. The Marine, Sgt. Walter Andrew Johnson, 25, of Abilene, Tex., was riding at the back of a two-vehicle convoy from the coalition headquarters to the airport when a tractor-trailer rig stopped at a bottleneck in the midst of a busy marketplace, forcing two Humvees, including Johnson's, to halt behind it.
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March 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
Residents of the Hammer Jadiidi district had just finished a day of fasting when the first shots rang out. Witnesses said the ensuing firefight, involving American troops, left three people dead and two wounded. The soldiers were accused of shooting indiscriminately in the Friday night incident and fleeing without helping the injured, including a 12-year-old boy who was hit twice in the back. But U.S. officials defended the patrol, saying one of its two vehicles was hit several times.
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February 28, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the first day of peace since rioting and gun battles ripped through the heart of the Somali capital and rattled the very foundations of the U.S.-led Operation Restore Hope, a small crowd of Somalis gathered Saturday around Abdi Aden's tiny barbershop and took stock of America's future in this still deeply troubled land.
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December 12, 1991 | Reuters
A Belgian Red Cross official was seriously wounded Wednesday when caught in cross-fire in Mogadishu, where a month of clan fighting has caused thousands of casualties, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. Wim Van Boxelaere, 30, and a Somali were shot as they left the headquarters of the Somali Red Crescent Society, an ICRC spokeswoman said. Van Boxelaere, a relief administrator from the Belgian Red Cross, suffered a serious gunshot wound, she said, but gave no further details.
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July 11, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Jittery U.N. forces were on alert Saturday after stepping up their manhunt for fugitive warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid and coming under attack in the harbor. Three French soldiers were wounded by gunfire as they guarded a freight ship and were evacuated for emergency surgery. Their condition was not known. About 13,000 troops in Mogadishu were ordered to wear flak jackets from dusk to lights-out, said Maj. LeAnn Swieczkowski, spokeswoman for the multinational peacekeeping force.
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February 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
U.S. Marines and Nigerian soldiers pounded at snipers with machine guns and grenades for five hours Thursday, shutting down relief activity in this devastated city with the heaviest shooting in weeks. One Somali was killed and three U.S. Marines and two Nigerian soldiers were wounded in the firefight in an area rocked by anti-foreigner rioting Wednesday that left at least five Somalis dead. Sniper fire hit the hotel where most foreign journalists stay. U.N.
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February 5, 1993 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Marine shot and killed a boy running toward him carrying a package Thursday. The United Nations, meanwhile, said its troops could replace U.S. forces in Somalia in weeks. As part of efforts to make the country safe for that transition, the leaders of Somalia's 14 main rival factions were asked by U.S. and U.N. military leaders to hand over lists of all their weapons and men.
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