Ethiopian troops kill 5 Somali civilians

Ethiopian troops shot and killed five bystanders Wednesday after a land mine exploded as their convoy passed through the center of a western Somali town, police said.

Ethiopian troops kill 5 Somali civilians
Ethiopian troops shot and killed five bystanders Wednesday after a land mine exploded as their convoy passed through the center of a western Somali town, police said.

A remote-controlled land mine detonated in the town of Belet Weyne as the last vehicle in the convoy, a water tanker, passed.

"Then the Ethiopians opened fire on civilians," police Col. Yusuf Aden told The Associated Press by telephone from Belet Weyne, 180 miles north of the capital, Mogadishu. "Five people, all of them passers-by, were killed and three others were wounded."

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