Ethiopian forces killed five Somali civilians and wounded seven others when they opened fire on a minibus south of Mogadishu, witnesses and elders said on Thursday.
"They were ambushed by insurgents hours before they opened fire on the bus. The bodies of five civilians killed in the incident were brought to Wanlaweyn," local elder Adan Nur Jisow said.
Witnesses said the driver survived but seven others were wounded.
"The driver told us that the Ethiopian forces sprayed gunfire on the minibus... It was dark and maybe they could not identify whether they were insurgents or civilians," resident Mohamed Sheikh Yusuf said.
The Ethiopian army invaded Somalia in late 2006.
According to international rights groups and aid organisations, at least 6,000 have died over the past year.
Last Mod: 14 Ağustos 2008, 16:53