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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Italians Kill Somali

Italian sentries shot dead one Somali and wounded another when they tried to break into the peacekeepers' camp near Mogadishu on Wednesday, a UN military spokesman said.

Four Somalis had tried to break through security wire at the camp in Balad, north of the capital, and ignored warning shots, the spokesman said. One died, one was wounded, the others fled.

The incident followed two firefights between U.S. soldiers and Italians against Somalis on Tuesday. Many fear Somalia is sliding back into chaos as Western contingents pull out of the country which has no government but more than a dozen armed militias.