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World IN BRIEF : SOMALIA : Convoy Attack Kills 7 U.N. Peacekeepers

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Seven Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush in a village controlled by warlord Gen. Mohammed Farah Aidid, officials said in the capital, Mogadishu. Nine other Indians, also in Somalia as peacekeepers for the United Nations, were wounded in the convoy ambush 70 miles southwest of the capital. Attacks on U.N. troops have been increasing. U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is recommending reducing the peacekeeping operation because of lack of progress toward a settlement by warring militias.


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