Soldier Kills Two IDPs During Food Aid Handout in Mogadishu 8 Dec 8, 2011 - 6:42:45 AM
A soldier loyal to the interim Federal government of Somalia on Wednesday has shot and killed at least two people and wounded many others- all civilians at food aid distribution centre in the capital Mogadishu, witnesses said.
Witnesses said the incident occurred at Tiribunka area in Hodon district, where a government soldier opened fire at hundreds of drought hit Somali families, who were waiting at the food distribution point in Mogadishu
The soldier was reportedly opened fire as he tried to loot the aid food intended for the hungry people lined to receive it and shot dead two of the internally displaced families at the area of food distribution center in Mogadishu's Hodon district.
Residents confirmed Shabelle Media that hundreds of Somali government security forces with armed vehicles have reached at the scene hours later of the shooting, who arrested the soldier and taken to custody.
Tens of thousands of internally displaced people are currently in the Somali capital in search of food and other assistance after fleeing from the severe famine and droughts in the southern Somalia.