Troops in Somalia killed journalist

2011-09-26 20:08

Nairobi - The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia says its investigation has found that four Burundian soldiers were responsible for the killing of a Malaysian journalist in Mogadishu earlier this month.

The force said in a statement on Monday that the four peacekeepers involved in the killing of cameraman Noramfaizul Mohd Nor were discharged from the force and will be tried in Burundi.

Nor was killed on September 2 while covering a Malaysian aid agency's humanitarian mission in famine-struck Somalia.

Human rights groups and residents have accused the African Union force of indiscriminate shelling against civilian targets. Rights groups say the force has improved its record of indiscriminate shelling, killing fewer civilians than in the past.