01/11/08 (B472) Shabelle : deux soldats éthiopiens tués à Mogadiscio. // Two Ethiopian Soldiers shot dead in Mogadishu (En Anglais – Info lecteur)

Suspected insurgent groups have shot and killed two Ethiopian soldiers in the area of Labadhagah on Saturday according to eyewitnesses.

The soldiers were killed on their frontline bunker near Labadhagah.

In reprisal response the soldiers have killed one nearby civilian person.

No group has yet claimed the responsibility of that attack.

Ethiopian officials were not immediately available for comment. Ethiopian officials acknowledge sending military advisers to help Somalia’s government, but have denied deploying a large number of troops as their officials declared that they would pull out their troops according to Djibouti peace pact.

Somalia has not had an effective government since 1991, when warlords overthrew Dictator Mohamed Siad Barre and then turned on one another.

The interim government was formed with the help of the United Nations two years ago, but its probability of country’s full control marred by heavy islamists insurgency.

Experts have warned that the country has become a proxy battleground for Somalia’s neighbors, Eritrea and Ethiopia.