Published On: Tue, Jul 19th, 2016

AMISOM to probe ‘civilian massacre’ in Somalia

The African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it will launch a probe into the death of 14 civilians killed by Ethiopian troops in Wardinle village in Southern Somalia on Sunday.

The AMISOM said, it takes serious note of the civilian death & has commenced investigations and the findings will be made public in cooperation with the federal government of Somalia.

In a Twitter post, the AU mission has received reports of alleged civilians killed during an offensive between its Ethiopian troops and Al-Shabaab in Wardinle village of Bay region.

AMISOM troops are bound by African Union rules of engagement to minimize civilian casualties in all operations & this must be adhered to.

The AMISOM report comes day after Ethiopian forces serving under the mission have committed a mass murder in Wardinle area, 37Km west of Baidoa town on Sunday afternoon.

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