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New UN Envoy Visits Mogadishu

The United Nations' new envoy to Somalia has held his first talks with President Abdullah Yusuf and other officials in Mogadishu.

Upon arriving in the capital, Ahmedou Ould Abdallah called the humanitarian and human rights situation in Somalia "the worst on the continent." Abdallah, a Mauritanian diplomat, was appointed to the post September 12.

The envoy's meeting with top leaders came as two explosions ripped through Mogadishu's Bakara market, a site of frequent attacks in recent months.

Both explosions went off as government forces drove through the area. Witnesses say at least five police officers were wounded in one of the attacks.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.