Six members of a Somali Islamist militia were killed Thursday in internal violence in Barawe, a port town south of Mogadishu under the group's control, witnesses said, one day after the group attacked a UN compound.
The international community had hoped that Somalia would soon stabilize. But the recent attack on a UN compound shows that the security situation is still precarious and the terrorist militia al-Shabab is still active.
Somalia's leaders vowed Thursday that progress would continue despite fresh threats by Islamist insurgents, a day after they staged their most serious attack on the United Nations in the troubled country in recent years.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "shocked" at the news of an attack on a UN compound in Somalia on Wednesday, his spokesman said.
Outraged Somali-Canadian community members are accusing Toronto police and tactical squads of racial profiling and unnecessary abuse of innocent residents during last week's Project Traveller raids in the city's west end.