Ethiopia troops kill 12 Somalia civilians: Witnesses

Ethiopian troops backing Somalia's government opened fire killing 12 civilians on Wednesday.

Ethiopia troops kill 12 Somalia civilians: Witnesses

Ethiopian forces killed at least 12 Somalia civilians on Wednesday, witnesses said.

"At least 12 people were killed and nine others wounded by fire from Ethiopian soldiers," witness Abdurahman Takow said.

He said three of the wounded appeared to be severely hurt.

The bomb explosion in the town of Baidoa killed one Ethiopian soldier, prompting the troops to open fire in all directions, said Mohamed Adde Ali, another witness, giving the same death toll.

Ethiopian troops came to support West-backed Somalia's transitional government in late 2006.

The conflict has left thousands dead, including many civilians, and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

Agencies

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