[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 18 September 2006, 14:40 GMT 15:40 UK
In pictures: Baidoa blasts

blast

Two powerful blasts rocked the Somali town of Baidoa within minutes of the interim president leaving the parliament there, but he escaped unhurt.

blast

Five members of President Abdullahi Yusuf's entourage and six alleged assailants died in the blasts, says the country's foreign minister.

blast

The largely powerless government in Baidoa is in a tense stand-off with the Union of Islamic Courts who run much of southern Somalia.

blast

Last week, a powerful warlord threatened to kick the government out of Baidoa by force if they did not leave.

blast

Two alleged attackers were arrested, but ministers say it is too soon to say if al-Qaeda or anyone else is behind the attack.






FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific