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Security tight in Beledweyne after number of assassinations

Hiiraa Online
Ahmed Abdisamad
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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Security has been beefed up in Beledweyne , after numerous attacks targeted Ethiopian and government forces in the city.

Several attacks were carried out by Alshabab using cars with explosives and snipers since they have later claimed responsibility.

Hiiraan Online reporter in Beledweyne Abdirahman Dini  says he has seen a heavy presence of military personnel at the two bridges crossing the city and the check points carrying out screenings, yet  local residents hailed the move.

Government officials say they want to insure security of the city to avoid more instability blaming Alshabaab of undermining security in the area.

Somali government and Ethiopian forces claim victory over Alshabab, but the group is still capable of carrying out deadly attacks on so called liberated cities and towns in the country.


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