Published On: Sun, Mar 5th, 2017

Civilians reported killed in AMISOM fire near Mahaday

Two civilians were killed, several injured in a alleged AMISOM mortar shelling on Al shabaab-held small villages near Mahaday district in Middle Shabelle region on Sunday, residents said.

Reports said the bombardment was reportedly intended for Al-Shabaab leaders planning attacks against AMISOM military bases on the outskirts of Mahaday town, about 100Km north of Mogadishu on Sunday.

Residents said they heard huge explosions and they later established that mortar shells landed at Al shabaab camps and the surrounding residential areas which left at least two unarmed civilians dead.

AMISOM is said to have attacked the area, following a tip-off that Al shabaab members were orchestrating attacks on Somali and African Union military outposts in the Middle Shabelle region.

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