Somalia: 10 Civilians among Killed, After AMISOM Convoy came Under IED Attack near Afgoi

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    Somalia: 10 Civilians among Killed, After AMISOM Convoy came Under IED Attack near Afgoi

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) At least 10 civilians were killed and at least another dozen wounded on Wednesday after AMISOM convoy who came under IED attack at Arbiska area near Lafoole, Witnesses and officials said.

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AMISOM convoy at Arbiska area was hit by a landmine blast. (file photo)
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) At least 10 civilians were killed and at least another dozen wounded on Wednesday after AMISOM convoy who came under IED attack at Arbiska area near Lafoole, Witnesses and officials said.

Witnesses said that AMISOM troops fired  at the civilians after one of their vehicles was hit by a landmine at Arbiska area.

"AMISOM fired a bazooka at a nearby school which killed as many as 10 students and teachers.”  Warsame Osman, a resident at Lafoole area said, "Other casualties include bystanders.”

The death toll could possibly rise anytime.

A Somali journalist Jacfar Ali Daacad who works for Dayah FM radion in Afgoye was among more than 10 people including students killed by AU peacekeepers after an exchange fire between African Union Peacekeepers known as AMISOM and Alshabaab islamist militant group , an eye witness told NUSOJ by phone.


"Our colleague, Jacfar Ali Daacad was killed after an exchange fire between Alshabaab militants and AMISOM . Bullets hit on the head .He was rushed to Madina hospital in Mogadishu but he was immediately pronounced dead .His body was now brought back to Afgoye and we are preparing his burial . Mohamed Ali Zaad the deputy director of Dayah radio told NUSOJ.

The National Union of Somali Journalists’s Secretary General, Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu condemned the heinous murder against their colleague,  calling the authorities to probe and bring the perpetrators to justice, according to a statement issued by the group.

"On behalf of the Somali Journalists, I send my sympathies and  condolences to the families and friends of Jacfar Ali Daacad.” Mohamed  Ibrahim Moalimuu, Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists said in the statement released by the union following at the Arbiska attack.

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed visited some of the troop contributing countries - Uganda, Ethiopia and Djibouti - in search for support in the fight against the Shabab, after more than 300 civilians were killed in Mogadishu on 14 October attack.

Shabab militants, which is affiliated to Alqaeda remain a potential threat  to peace and security not only to Somalia but also whole  Eastern African region.

- Horn Observer -



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