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Somali Government Raid on Ex-Warlord Leaves 5 Dead

Heavy fighting broke out in the Somali capital early Friday when government and African Union forces attacked a militia loyal to a former warlord. Witnesses and officials say at least five people were killed in the fighting in the Wadajir neighborhood of southwest Mogadishu. Terrified residents in Wadajir told VOA they heard gunfire and explosions during the fight, which was unusually heavy, even for the restive capital. The ex-warlord, Ahmed Hassan Adow, told VOA's Somali...

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