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AMISOM apologizes for killing four Somali civilians

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AMISOM apologizes for killing four Somali civilians

The African Union (AU)’s peacekeeping force in Somalia, AMISOM, has issued a formal apology for killing four civilians in the country after mistaking them for al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants.

According to a statement issued by AMISOM, the incident occurred on Saturday in the town of Buulo Mareer in the Lower Shebelle region, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

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