HomeHeadlines .

7 Killed in Shootout at Mogadishu IDP Camp.

Like Tweet Pin it Share Share Email

4B9AB20C-8616-4DB0-9286-7F77FF18DE49_cx0_cy4_cw0_mw1024_s_n_r1

At least seven people were killed in Somalia’s capital in a shootout between soldiers at a displaced persons camp.

Witnesses said the shooting occurred Monday as people at the camp lined up to obtain food cards. Camp resident Habiba Abdirahman told VOA Somali that a soldier tried to move people into the line, setting off a dispute that escalated into gunfire.

A worker at Mogadishu’s Media Hospital said the dead included a nine-month-old child and an 85-year-old man. At least 10 people were injured in the shooting.

Recurrent drought and chronic violence have left millions of Somalis dependent on food aid in recent years.

Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *