4 foreigners, 5 Somalis killed in latest attacks in Somalia

Heavily armed Islamic militants seized a central Somali town, killing four foreign passport holders, witnesses and police said Monday. "We have discovered the dead bodies of three foreigners and the ... owner of the Hakab Private English School in the town this morning," said Ayanle Husein Abdi, a resident of Belet Weyne. Belet Weyne police chief Abdi Aden Adow said two of the dead had British passports and were of Somali origin, and two others were Kenyan. Resident Abdi-qani Hashi said the fighters arrived late on Sunday, took up strategic positions, freed prisoners and burned the governor's house before withdrawing.