Somalia: Ethiopian troops fire on civilians

At least eight people, including three children, died in Mogadishu in clashes between insurgents and Somalian interim government and Ethiopian occupation forces June 20. One of the dead was a Somalian police officer killed in an attack on a military camp. Hours earlier, seven were killed when Ethiopian soldiers opened fire after a roadside bomb exploded near one of their two passing trucks, residents said. Resident Adan Hussein told Reuters: “Ethiopian troops riding from the other truck started firing indiscriminately, killing three children. The children were in a house made of iron sheets.” (Reuters, June 20)

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