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8 killed by Somali child soldiers

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 03:49:54

Somalia's child soldiers who are trained by Ethiopians have killed at least eight people as they arrived in Afgoye town in Somalia.


Over 3000 child soldiers arrived in Afgoye town, 30 km away from Mogadishu, on Tuesday and started to attack civilians and loot shops, Press TV correspondent reported.


The soldiers are estimated to be less than 15 years old and they came to the town on foot after 9 days.


Four child soldiers have also been killed in exchanging fire, our correspondent said.


Many African countries have used child soldiers like Ethiopia which is condemned by the United Nations.



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