Somali troops conduct operations in Beledweyne after deadly blast
(Sh. M. Network)-Somali forces in the central region of Hiiraan are reportedly launched Wednesday a heavy house-to-house security operations in Beledweyne, a town just 206 miles (332 km) north of Mogadishu.
Sheikh Osman, the district commissioner (DC) for Beledweyne, confirmed to Shabelle Media by phone the ongoing operations and said the forces are searching masterminds of yesterday's deadly roadside attack on Ethiopian troops, killing soldiers.
Witnesses said Ethiopian troops have killed at least 10 innocent civilians, including women and children and wounded 9 others, some of them seriously, after opening fire indiscriminately on crowd near the bomb site at a village in eastern Beledweyne town on Tuesday.
"The Ethiopians arrested 200 local people over the landmine blast on Tuesday... we don't know where these people were taken and held by the troops. We shocked and terrified about the army's behavior and actions," said a witness who asked anonymity because of his security.
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