Amisom on the spot over killing of four civilians in Somalia‏

الخميس 08/نوفمبر/2018 - 12:35 م
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The African Union Mission in Somalia is on the spot over the alleged killing of four civilians in a retaliatory attack .

The four were killed on Tuesday in the Heliwaa district of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Eyewitnesses told the human rights body that they saw Amisom’s Burundi soldiers open fire on the four unarmed men at close range.

The Burundi troops had been travelling in a convoy from Maslah when they ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) that exploded as they drove past the Ex-Control, Balaad neighborhood in Heliwaa.

Amnesty while condemning the killings, called for investigations to be carried out into the incident and want the soldiers responsible brought to book.

"These shocking killings by soldiers who are supposed to protect civilians must be thoroughly and impartially investigated by Amisom, with those responsible held to account," Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s deputy director for East Africa said.

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