Somalia Five police were killed in a roadside bombing, and government forces retook a police station that had been overrun by rebels, reports BBC. Recent fighting in Mogadishu has left 200 dead, and about 60,000 have fled the city.
An Oxfam regional coordinator calls the plight of Somali refugees the worst in the region:
Many of its hundreds of thousands of internally-displaced people, the world’s largest such concentration, have little food or shelter, he said. … [In the capitol city of Mogadishu] “There are hundreds of children all over the area with tubes on their faces and [saline] drips on their hands. Some of them are actually unconscious and suffering from all sorts of diseases, mainly acute diarrhoea and cholera.”
Afghanistan Four U.S. troops were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, reports NPR. That brings the U.S. death toll to 64 for 2009, nearly double the 36 killed during the first five months of 2008, which was the deadliest year for U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
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