17 January 2013

AU Troops Killed 7 Civilians in Somalia

The New York Times reports that African Union (AU) troops mistakenly opened fire on a religious school while pursuing militants, killing five children and two adults. The troops are part of the African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM). The Acting Force Commander┬ástates that it was investigated whether rules pertaining to AMISOM’s responsibility to minimize civilian casualties during its operations had been breached.

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Source: The New York Times | Somali Official: AU Troops Killed 7 Civilians

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