Africa

Somali refugees killed as forces clash in Mogadishu

  • 16 November 2015
  • From the section Africa
Residents of a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) hold their ratio card as they queue to receive aid in Mogadishu on August 13, 2011 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Witnesses say the bystanders were shot dead when they were queing for food ration cards

At least 11 people have been killed in Mogadishu after rival Somali security forces argued over who was in charge, witnesses say.

The security forces opened fire while people queued for food cards at a camp for internally displaced people.

The mayor of Mogadishu Yusuf Hussein Jimale said some suspects had already been arrested and others will follow.

The camp houses people fleeing Islamist militants al-Shabab, drought and the country's long-running conflict.

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