A Jihad on Ethiopia!
Somalia's Islamists have accused Ethiopian troops of attacking a town and have vowed a "holy war" in revenge.
The town of Bur Haqaba lies on the road from the government base in Baidoa to the Islamist-held capital, Mogadishu.
Ethiopia denies that its troops have crossed the border but does support the government against the Islamists.
An Islamist leader, wearing fatigues and holding an AK-47, said a "jihad" had been declared on Ethiopia, raising fears of a regional conflict.
The UIC control most of southern Somalia, except for a small areas around Baidoa.
Ethiopia, the US and the Somali government all accuse the UIC of having links to al-Qaeda - which it strongly denies.
The UIC controls most of southern Somalia - over the weekend, they set up a new administration in the port city of Kismayo, which they seized last month.Somalia has not had a functioning national government since 1991.