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Djibouti Hosts Somalia Peace Talks


Delegations from Somalia's interim government and opposition groups are meeting in Djibouti Saturday for United Nations brokered peace talks.

Two explosions along the road to the airport outside the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Friday briefly delayed President Abdullahi Yousuf and Prime Minister Hussein Nur Adde as they prepared to fly to the meeting.

After the explosions Ethiopian backed government forces opened fire on insurgents killing at least two civilians.

During three days of meetings in Djibouti, the groups will try to finalize details of a peace agreement worked out in June between the Somali government and the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia.

Somalia has not had a stable government since 1991. Fighting between government forces and insurgents has killed thousands of Somalis and displaced more than a million others.

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