AMISOM troops reportedly kill five civilians in Somali capital

Troops of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) were accused of firing indiscriminately at civilians in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after their convoy was targeted with a roadside blast.

The roadside bomb reportedly targeted an AMISOM convoy today in the Huriwaa district of Mogadishu.

Reports indicate that after the blast, the AMISOM troops fired indiscriminately in all directions killing 5 civilians and wounding 9 others.

There is no reaction yet from the Somali government nor AMISOM on the incident.

AMISOM troops have been accused in the past of human rights violations in Somalia including indiscriminate attacks against civilians.

The Al-Qaeda-linked group Al-Shabaab frequently targets both AMISOM and government troops with roadside bombs in Mogadishu and other parts of southern Somalia.

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