Somali Soldier Shoots 5 at Food Aid Site

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:41 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say a Somali government soldier has shot and killed at least five people at a food aid distribution site in the capital, Mogadishu.

At least one other person was wounded in the shooting Thursday.

It was not immediately clear what prompted the soldier to open fire.

Somali authorities have taken the soldier into custody.

Relief groups are distributing food to help hundreds of thousands of Somalis left hungry by famine in southern Somalia.