Published On: Sun, Dec 25th, 2016

Gunmen kill 5 pastoralists outside Kismayo city

Unidentified assailants have murdered at least five pastoralist during an attack on a rural village located about 70Km away from the southern coastal city of Kismayo on Sunday, according to residents.

The five livestock herders were killed in deadly ambush attack which took place at Feer-sagaro area, where thousands of nomads are keeping a domestic animals and cultivating their agricultural lands.

Several residents who spoke to Radio Shabelle said they could not tell exactly reason behind the attack on the livestock herders and the identity of the attackers.

In the past few weeks, there have been clashes between Jubbtland forces backed by local nomads and Al shabaab in the villages near Kismayo town which killed dozens of people.

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