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HRW urges AU to release probe into 'unlawful' killing of 14 civilians by Ethiopian forces

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AU said civilians killed in 'shoot-out' with Al-Shabaab, but HRW claims Wardinle villagers killed 'indiscriminately'.

A human rights organisation has urged the African Union (AU) to release the findings of its investigation into alleged unlawful killings of 14 civilians by Ethiopian forces serving under the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in July 2016.


On 17 July last year, soldiers from an Ethiopian contingent fired on a hut in Wardinle village, 37km west of Baidoa town in Bay region, during what the AU described as a "shoot-out" between Islamist armed group Al-Shabaab and AMISOM troops.