Warlords ordered to declare arms

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MOGADISHU (AP) - United States and United Nations commanders yesterday demanded that Somalia's rival warlords hand over lists of all weapons and men under their control in order to implement a ceasefire and disarmament agreement arrived at during talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa, last month.

The request was made in a letter to 14 faction chiefs from Lt Gen Robert B Johnston, commander of the US-led military force in Somalia, and his UN counterpart, Gen Imtiaz Shaheen of Pakistan.

In other developments, a US marine shot and killed one of three Somali youths who ran towards a marine vehicle in Mogadishu yesterday, Colonel Fred Peck said. The Somali who was killed had a package in his hand and it appeared he was going to throw it at the vehicle, Col Peck said. The other youths suffered minor injuries from shrapnel fragments.