Mogadishu police chief killed

June 17, 2009 12:00 am

, MOGADISHU, Jun 17 – Mogadishu’s top police commander was among eight people killed Wednesday in fresh fighting in the volatile Somali capital Mogadishu, a senior police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"The commander of Mogadishu police died in the line of duty," he said, referring to Ali Said Hassan.

"He was a brave officer who has expended tremendous effort to bring peace. He was killed by terrorists," he said.

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