30 May 2009

Somalia: Government Soldiers Kill Three Teenagers in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Somali government soldiers have killed three Somali teenage boys in Dharkaynley district in Mogadishu, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Friday.

Residents said the government soldiers captured the boys from their houses in Dharkeynley district and killed them near their base in the district.

The soldiers have reportedly rejected the bodies to be buried. It is not known why the soldiers have been killed the boys, but it comes as a hand grenade was thrown to a base of the soldiers in the area on Thursday evening.

Locals said the teenagers were not evolved in the conflict between the government and the rebels.

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