Claims that peacekeepers in Somalia shot dead four men spark inquiry

African Union Mission in Somalia to investigate reports that troops opened fire on civilians after roadside bombing

An investigation has been launched following reports that four unarmed men were shot dead at close range by peacekeeping troops in Somalia.

Burundian troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) are alleged to have opened fire on four civilians on Tuesday after their convoy was targeted by a roadside bomb. Three of the men died at the scene, while the fourth died later in hospital.

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