Troops in Somalia killed journalist, report says

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Posted: Sep 26, 2011 10:30 AM
Troops in Somalia killed journalist, report says

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 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 Sept. 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.