Landmine kills 6 kids in Somalia

December 15, 2009 12:00 am

, MOGADISHU, Dec 15 – Six children from the same nomadic family are dead after a landmine from Somalia\’s wars with Ethiopia blew up in a border village, officials and witnesses said Tuesday.

The fatal blast occurred Monday in Balanbale, which served as a base for Somali forces during the 1977 and 1982 conflicts, local district commissioner Hassan Barre said.

"It\\\’s a tragedy, the village is in shock. This family has lost all its children in one accident," added Mohamed Adan Sugule, a local elder.


Latest Articles

Most Viewed