Relief staff quit Somali town

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Nairobi (AFP) - Relief organisations began withdrawing foreign staff from the southern Somali town of Bardera yesterday after the killing of a United Nations guard, relief workers said here. The guard was apparently shot after a row over money.

They said Bardera residents fear imminent attack by the forces of General Mohamed Said Hersi, known as Morgan, the son-in-law and former defence minister of the ousted dictator Mohamed Siad Barre. He is said to have returned from exile in Kenya with several hundred heavily armed men.