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allAfrica.com: Somalia: Ethiopia Soldiers Blamed for Mosque Massacre (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Somalia: Ethiopia Soldiers Blamed for Mosque Massacre (Page 1 of 1)"The first person they [Ethiopian soldiers] killed was Sheikh Said Yahya, the Imam [prayer leader]," Omar said, adding that the late Imam opened the mosque door after the soldiers knocked.

"I stood above 11 dead bodies, some with their throat slit and others shot to death," said the witness describing the gruesome scene. Of the 11 dead victims, nine were regular congregants at the mosque and reportedly were part of the Tabliiq wing of Sunni Islam.

A source who took part in Monday's effort to bury the dead victims privately told Garowe Online that some of the victims had their hands cut off and their backs broken.

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