Date: 25 Jan 2011
Republic of Somalia
The Ministry of Information,
Posts & Telecommunications
This morning,four civilians were hurt at an incident in which an AMISOM soldier opened fire to disperse a crowd near their camp. The crowd gathered at a car accident nearby at KM4 area near the airport.
The Minister of Defense, H.E. Abdihakim H. Mohamud Fiqi said: ” we have zero tolerance towards hurting our innocent Somali people, we are here to protect them”.
The minister said AMISOM Deputy Force Commander, General Cyprien apologized and confirmed that those who were involved in this incident, the soldier and his commander, were arrested while investigation into this incident is underway.
The Minister of defense Abdihakim H. Mohamud, added :
“Deputy Force Commander, General Cyprien, told to the Minister that they are investigating this incident thoroughly, in liaison with the TFG Police, in order to identify exactly what happened. The Commander apologized on behalf of AMISOM to those who were hurt”.