MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Kenyan peacekeepers in Somalia killed civilians and their livestock in an attack in the Lower Juba region, Caasimada Online news website reported on Monday, days after Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo accused the Kenyan government of launching a ground and air campaign that has claimed the lives of many Somalis.
At least one civilian is said to have been killed with two others wounded in the assault in the town of Ras Kambani in south Somalia’s Lower Juba region.
In a point-blank shooting, the Kenyan peacekeepers killed more than 50 cattle belonging to locals, in what residents believe was a retaliation attack after a number of Kenyan soldiers had been killed in a roadside bomb explosion near the town.
Those killed and wounded in the gunfire opened by the Kenyan Defense Forces are local pastoralists, according to Caasimada Online. Residents raise fear of more attacks from the African Union peacekeepers.
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