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UK: 'Specific Threat' in Somaliland

Urges Westerners to immediately evacuate

(Newser) - British diplomats say that there is a specific threat to Westerners in the Somaliland region of Somalia and have urged any British citizens in the area to leave immediately. In a statement emailed to reporters today, the British Foreign Office did not go into any further detail but noted that... More »

Somali Suicide Bombers Strike UN Compound

At least 22 dead in series of coordinated blasts as talks begin

(Newser) - Suicide bombers struck a UN compound and several other targets in northern Somalia today, killing at least 22 people, as talks about Somalia's political crisis began in neighboring Kenya, officials said. "We are still counting the bodies," said a spokesman for the breakaway republic of Somaliland, where bombers... More »

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