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At least ten die in Somali food riot

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At least ten die in Somali food riot


At least ten Somalis – refugees among them – have reportedly been killed in a food riot in a camp near Mogadishu. Shots were fired when troops and locals raided truckloads of aid supplies destined for famine-hit areas.

Dozens of people are said to have been wounded in the disorder at Badbaado Camp near the Somali capital. Eyewitnesses say a soldier with the aid convoy is one of those killed. It has been claimed that supplies of maize and oil have been looted.

Around 100,000 refugees have arrived at the camp on the outskirts of Mogadishu in the last two months. Many more are arriving in the capital every day, hoping to escape the brunt of the worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in decades.

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