AMISOM investigates killing of civilians in Somalia

Thursday November 8 2018

Daredevil women on the frontline in Somalia

A female UPDF driver jumps off her tank. A statement issued by AMISOM on Wednesday night said “full-scale investigations” would determine truth how the Burundians killed four civilians 

By RISDEL KASASIRA

KAMPALA-The African Union Mission in Somalia has started investigating the killing of civilians by the troops from the Burundian contingent on Tuesday.

A statement issued by AMISOM on Wednesday night said “full-scale investigations” would determine how the Burundians killed four civilians after their convoy was attacked by an Improvised Explosive Device at X-Control Balaad.

“AMISOM has commenced a full-scale investigation and will work closely with the competent FGS authorities to determine the full truth about the circumstances in which this violent incident took place. The findings of this investigation will be made public,” the statement said.

On Monday, the local people quoted in the media alleged that the AU troops opened fire after the roadside bomb went off targeting the soldiers.

READ: Locals accuse AMISOM troops of killing four Somali civilians

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