Saturday, 21 November 2009

Somalia: Saudi soldiers kill seven Somali immigrants

MOGADISHU (Mareeg)—Seven Somali immigrants have been killed in Saudi Arabia ,Yemen border by Saudi soldiers, witnesses said on Saturday.

The Somali immigrants were on their route from Yemen to Saudi Arabia when they have been killed by the Saudi soldiers. The soldiers have reportedly ordered the Somali immigrants to stop but they tried to run away and the soldiers opened gun fire indiscriminately to the immigrants.

One of the Somali immigrants who survived from shooting incident and returned to Yemen told Mareeg Online on condition of anonymity that the Saudi soldiers killed the immigrants on purpose.

It is not known the motive behind the shooting but there has been fighting between Saudi and Yemen soldiers of one side and the Shiite Yemen rebels of the other side.

Yemeni soldiers captured Somali teenagers fighting alongside the Yemeni Shiite rebels two months ago.

The Somali immigrants flee from Somalia reach Yemen and then cross to Saudi Arabia in search of better life, but the Saudi government often deport s back the immigrants to Somalia.

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