AU probes killing of Malaysian journo in Somalia

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Posted: Sep 04, 2011 6:05 AM
AU probes killing of Malaysian journo in Somalia

The African Union says their Somalia peacekeeping force may have been involved in the shooting death of a Malaysian TV journalist in the capital.

The force said in a statement late Saturday that it is investigating initial reports indicating that one of their convoys was possibly involved in the death of cameraman Noramfaizul Mohd Nor on Friday. They did not elaborate.

Nor was killed while covering a Malaysian aid agency's humanitarian mission amid a famine in Somalia. His body was flown back to Kuala Lumpur for a hero's funeral Sunday.

Human rights groups and Mogadishu residents have repeatedly accused the force propping up the country's fragile government of indiscriminate shelling against civilian targets in the capital.