03/08/08 (B459) PRESS TV / Des tireurs somaliens tuent les soldats qui se livrent au pillage. Somali gunmen kill looting soldiers (En Anglais – Info lecteur)

Violence has taken its toll on Somalia

Unknown armed men have killed and cremated Somali government soldiers who were looting the locals in the country’s capital, Mogadishu.

The residents of Mogadishu’s Wadajir neighborhood were beset by soldiers who had started taking their money and other belongings, including cellular phones, away at gunpoint, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The gunmen, afterwards, shot and killed the soldiers the number of whom is yet to be known. The remains of the dead were set to fire.

Somali turned to a battle scene following the 1991 deposition of the former president Mohamed Siad Barre. The war-battered country happened to experience a semblance of stability after the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) fighters came into power.

The UIC, however, was removed from power following a 2006 US-backed Ethiopian invasion of the country.