Published On: Thu, Nov 10th, 2016

Ethiopian troops kill seven civilians in central Somalia

At least seven unarmed civilians, including 85-year-old prominent traditional elder and a pregnant mother were shot dead by Ethiopian troops serving with the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The AU soldiers carried out a mass shooting in Dac area, after they were ambushed by armed Al shabaab fighters near Elbur town in Galgaduud region.

Al shabaab fighters attacked a military escorting convoy transporting Ethiopian troops at Dac vacinity, as it was travelling from Elbur and en route to a nearby bases.

A local official, who did not want to be named, has confirmed the murder of the four civilians by the Ethiopian troops of AMISOM contingent near Elbur district.

On Wednesday, Ethiopian troops vehicle overrun and killed a pregnant Somali woman and her two babies outside Wahbo district, according to the official.

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