Ethiopian troops fire on protesters – witness

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Ethiopian forces opened fire on demonstrators protesting against their presence in Mogadishu Sunday, killing three, witnesses said, as fresh violence engulfed the Somali capital.

A crowd of hundreds of protesters chanting “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) and wielding sticks had been marching in the streets of southern Mogadishu in reaction to the latest Ethiopian crackdown on the insurgency when the deaths occurred.

“A young boy and two other civilians died when Ethiopian forces in Suqaholaha area opened fire on us. We were demonstrating against them and they opened fire to disperse the crowd,” witness Hussein Adan Suley said.

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