posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:44 AM
Five children and two adults were killed when African Union (AU) troops mistakenly shot into a religious school while pursuing militants,
according to media reports.
All five of the children killed were under five years of age, Somali legislator Dahir Amin Jesow told the AP.
The attack took place in a village about 120 kilometers west of Somali capital Mogadishu early morning Tuesday, when many students of Islamic schools
in Somalia attend class.
According to witnesses there was no gun battle going on and that the AU "opened fire indiscriminately on our homes" So what is going on here? Were
these solders not aware of the fact that the building they were shooting into was a school? or because it was an Islamic school and they were chasing
suspected members of al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked group of Islamist militants it didn't matter? Was it carelessness or disregard?
Major General Salvatore Harushimana, AMISOM
’s(African Union Mission in Somalia) acting force commander is "looking
into this tragic event".
edit on 17-1-2013 by Agarta because: Added Link