Three killed, nine injured in Somalia/Somalia
Civilians suffer from Somalia's ongoing violence.
A land mine explosion has destroyed a United Islamic Council (UIC) vehicle in Hiiran leaving three dead and critically injuring nine.
The attack was carried out by Al Shabaab fighters, a Press TV correspondent reported. Two civilians were among the casualties.
One of the UIC commanders in Balet Weyne Town, Shgeikh Osman, denied the soldier's death, saying that he had only been injured.
Heavy fighting also occurred in the town of Maxaas in the Hiiran region. Al Shabaab has captured Maxaas town from UIC fighters, but UIC fighters are preparing to retake the town.
Von: 16.05.2009 http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=94945§ionid=351020501