Somali protesters killed

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Somali security forces shot dead a rickshaw driver and his passenger in the capital and killed another four people protesting the shootings, witnesses and lawmakers said.

Protesters threw stones at police and burned tyres.

“They (security forces) killed two people and after the demonstration, we understand police killed three more,” lawmaker Mahad Salad told Reuters.

Rickshaw driver Aden Mohamed said the demonstration started after the shooting of his friend.



“Police deliberately killed my friend and his uncle in the rickshaw,” Mohamed said. He said protesters wanted to enter the presidential palace, but police opened fire on them.