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Three killed at Mogadishu pro-peace demo | AFP

MOGADISHU — Somali soldiers opened fire to break up a pro-peace demonstration in Mogadishu on Tuesday, sparking an exchange with other government forces that left three people dead and 11 wounded.

Officials and witnesses said the hundreds-strong march organised by the local authorities was interrupted when soldiers tried to disperse the crowd by opening fire, drawing return fire from the protest’s security escort.

“People were carrying placards inscribed with anti-violence slogans and some of them were waving flowers to support peace efforts,” Burhan Abdullahi, an eyewitness, told AFP.

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