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AMISOM Peacekeepers Accused of Killing 11 Somali Civilians

Local Somali officials have called on the African Union mission to launch an investigation into two deadly incidents over weekend allegedly involving peacekeepers.

A Somali government official claimed that African Union peacekeepers based in the country killed 11 civilians in two separate incidents over the weekend.

By VOA News,

Somali officials are accusing African Union peacekeepers of killing 11 civilians in two separate incidents over the weekend.

The governor of Lower Shabelle region, Ibrahim Aden Najah, told VOA that an armored vehicle belonging to the AU ran over some homes late Sunday after a landmine blast hit an AU convoy at El-Wareegow village near Marka. He said a mother, three children and a baby were killed in the incident. And he called on the AU mission to launch an investigation. Continue reading AMISOM Peacekeepers Accused of Killing 11 Somali Civilians