Pakistani sheiks shot in Somalia

MOGADISHU - Masked gunmen killed seven Pakistani preachers at a mosque in Somalia's Puntland region yesterday, residents and local officials said.

MOGADISHU - Masked gunmen killed seven Pakistani preachers at a mosque in Somalia's Puntland region yesterday, residents and local officials said.

Puntland is a base for pirates targeting the Gulf of Aden, but has been more peaceful than the rest of the failed Horn of Africa state, which Western security agencies say is a haven for militants plotting attacks in the region and beyond. The shooting, which targeted sheikhs, took place after morning prayers at a mosque in Galkayo. - Reuters

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