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President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
In Somalia at least six people were killed on Thursday, as the army attempted to recapture a central town seized by armed Sufi fighters two days ago. Fighting raged in the town of Guriel for five hours on Thursday, causing hundreds of families to flee.
According to Ismail Mohamed, a nurse at the town’s medical facility that is treating those affected, most of the six dead men were from the warring parties while five civilians were wounded.