Sunday, October 25, 2009

Somalia: Government confirms recruitment of soldiers in Kenya

The commander of the Somali military forces disclosed on Wednesday that soldiers were being trained for the Somali government in Kenya.

Somali president and other government officials denied earlier that the fragile government was recruiting soldiers in Kenya.

General Hussein Yusuf Dhumal, the commander in chief of the Somali Military said 1500 soldiers are being trained in Kenya. General Dhumal added that other soldiers are also being trained for the Somali government in Sudan, Uganda, Djibouti, Burundi, and Ethiopia.

On the other hand, government soldiers killed three civilians in Mogadishu after they opened fire on a passenger bus in km 5 area in the capital.

It is not known why the government soldiers opened the gun fire on the bus. Other government soldiers reached the area and have reportedly arrested the soldiers who killed the civilians.