MOGADISHU- Kenya’s anti-terrorism unit has allegedly shot and killed unarmed civilians near its border along Somalia.
The Kenyan forces targeted a Koran school in Dabacity area near Somali border, killing two school children and a teacher over unknown reason, a source said.
He says masked Kenya’s anti-terrorism unit opened fire on the school that killed two students and thier Koran teacher, whose name identified as Sadam Mo’alim Aweis.
The children, who were killed in the Kenyan forces’ operation are reported to have been bothers, relatives said.
“We shocked when we heard our children were killed by Kenyan forces at Koran school”.
“We are now prepering for thier burial”, relatives added.
This is a list of people’s names killed by Kenyan forces
1) A Koran teacher, Sadam Mo’alim Aweis
2) A Koran student, Ali Ibrahim Hassan
3) A Koran student, Siyad Ibrahim Hassan
The dead bodies were brought into hospital Elwak, a town close to Kenyan border along Somalia.
The execution has reportedly sparked deadly riots in El-Qalow town on Thursday after dead bodies were brought in to hospital.
Two ‘non-locals’ and a shopkeeper were killed in Thursday’s riots, aaccording to local residents, who spoke to the local media based in Somali capital Mogadishu.
There was no comment from Kenya’s anti-terrorism mission in Nairobi over the latest allegations.
Last year, United Nations report accused Kenyan forces of being responsible for 40 civilian deaths in Somalia during a 22-month period ending in mid-October.
The latest report issued by UN said that air strikes carried out by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) were “allegedly responsible for 42 civilian casualties in Somalia.