Published On: Tue, Jul 19th, 2016

Somalia: Hundreds stage rally against Djibouti forces

Hundreds of people took to the main streets of Jalalaqsi town in central Somalia, to protest against the killing of Somali soldier by Djibouti-an peacekeepers of AMISOM contingent.

Tuesday’s demonstration in Jalalaqsi was triggered by the death of SNA soldier who was shot dead by Djibouti-an peacekeepers, according to resident who spoke to Radio Shabelle.

The slain SNA soldier is reportedly shot dead a civilian and fled from the scene, but later he was killed by the Djibouti-an peacekeepers. Residents voiced concern over soldier’s death.

The city’s situation has been tense through the day. The demonstration ended up with chaos, and Djibouti-an peacekeepers in Hiiraan region did not comment on the shooting.

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