URGENT ¥¥¥ Somali Islamists retake key town: residents

Somalia's Islamist fighters retook the key southern town of Hudur on Sunday, residents said, in the first territorial fight back by the Al-Qaeda linked Shebab for several months.

Heavily armed Shebab fighters swept into the regional capital of Bakool region early Sunday morning, taking the town peacefully hours after Ethiopian troops who had held it since late 2011 left, said resident Hussein Madker.