Human Rights Watch: Protect Civilians in Kismayo

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24/08/2012 WASHINGTON Mareeg.com)-The Kenyan government should promptly investigate civilian casualties during fighting between a Kenyan naval ship and al-Shabaab forces in the Somali port town of Kismayo on August 11, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. Three civilian boys aged 11 and 15, and a pregnant woman is known to have died and two others were wounded, apparently from shells fired by the Kenyan vessel. The Kenyan military confirmed that a naval vessel fired four shells on August 11. Kenyan armed forces and other parties to the conflict in Somalia should make every effort to minimize civilian harm during military operations, Human Rights Watch said. Witnesses described shells…

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