Troops slain

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MO­GADISHU: Fight­ing be­tween al-Shabaab fight­ers and So­mali gov­ern­ment troops and AU peace­keep­ers killed 24 peo­ple yes­ter­day, a re­gional of­fi­cial said.

Al-Shabaab am­bushed a con­voy car­ry­ing troops from the AU Mis­sion in So­ma­lia early yes­ter­day, Colonel Has­san Mo­hamed said.

Al-Shabaab wants to force out the peace­keep­ers, oust the gov­ern­ment and im­pose its strict in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Is­lam.

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