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Witnesses: 5 Pakistani preachers killed in Somalia | Antiwar Newswire

Witnesses: 5 Pakistani preachers killed in Somalia | Antiwar Newswire: "Six gunmen with assault rifles and pistols stormed Tawfiq Mosque in Galkayo and forced six Pakistani preachers and a Somali man outside, said Ismail Mohamud Hassan, who was in the mosque at the time. The gunmen then opened fire, he said.

'Five of them died on the spot while two others were injured — one Pakistani and a Somali,' Hassan told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Galkayo, 470 miles (750 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Mogadishu.

It was not clear who was behind Wednesday's killing in this overwhelmingly Muslim country. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, and one of Somalia's extremist Islamic groups, al-Shabab, condemned the killings."