Ethiopian troops ‘killed dozens of civilians’ in bakool region
Mogadishu (Harar24)- After two days of incursion in to several Somali border villages in Bakool region, Ethiopian contingent who are part of AU troops are now accused massacring more than 60 civilians in the region.
According to residents more than 60 unarmed civilians including women and children were shot dead while houses and other property were also destroyed, with the locals accusing the Ethiopian troops of these atrocities
Some of the villages that saw much of these crimes include Wargadud, Moregabey, Garasweyne and Burdhuhule, where the Ethiopian troops reportedly carried out indiscriminate massacres.
According to local clan elder from Burdhule village, more than sixty people including women, children and elderly had been killed in the attacked villages. “The Ethiopian troops indiscriminately killed more than 40 people including women and children In the village of Wargadud,” the elder said. “They also entered the villages of Garasweyne and Burdhuhule, where they executed almost every civilian on sight.” the clan elder added.
These atrocities committed by Ethiopian troops who are part of AU mission in Somalia comes hours after AMISOM troops from Burundi contingent shot dead more than 20 civilians inside Marka town in Lower Shebelle region in what the residents in the town describe as cold blooded killing.