September 1, 1994 |
Gunmen opened fire on a field hospital in Somalia on Wednesday, killing three Indian doctors and wounding several other people, a U.N. spokesman said. The unidentified attackers apparently fired a rifle grenade or a mortar at the hospital in Baidoa, the spokesman said. It was not immediately clear how many people were wounded in the attack or who was responsible for the killings. The doctors were part of India's U.N. peacekeeping force, but also treated Somali civilians. On Aug.
June 3, 1994 |
A Canadian officer faces up to three years in prison for the death of a Somali teen-ager during the U.N. famine relief mission, military officials said in Ottawa. Maj. Anthony Seward, 40, is the highest-ranking soldier convicted on a charge of negligence of duty in the death of Shldane Abukar Arone on March 16, 1993. Seward's superior, Lt. Col. Joseph Carol Mathieu, is also standing trial and entered a not-guilty plea in connection with Arone's death.
March 21, 1994 |
Two journalists working for an Italian television network were shot to death Sunday by gunmen who reportedly tried to hijack their vehicle. The victims were identified as reporter Ilaria Alpi, 28, and cameraman Miran Krovatin, 45, who were killed with a burst of rifle fire near the former Italian Embassy in the gutted ruins of downtown Mogadishu.
January 10, 1994 |
Witnesses said U.S. soldiers shot and killed a pregnant woman as she prepared for afternoon prayer at her tea stand Sunday. The shooting took place along a row of crowded market stalls about 500 yards from a point where Pakistani U.N. peacekeepers and American sharpshooters were stationed. U.S. military officials had no immediate comment.
January 3, 1994 |
Unidentified gunmen broke into a World Food Program compound in the southern city of Baidoa, killing one Somali and wounding another, U.N. officials said Sunday. A senior U.N. military official said it was premature to blame the Saturday night attack on Muslim extremists, but that U.N. analysts suspect the shootings may be part of a larger campaign against non-Muslim aid agencies.
October 6, 1993 |
The approaching trials of six Canadian soldiers charged in the death of a Somali civilian are casting a pall over this country's peacekeeping activities, at a time when the U.N. effort in Somalia is meeting increasing resistance in the United States. The courts-martial, scheduled to begin later this month, mark the first time that Canadian soldiers have been charged with torture while serving with U.N. forces. Not since 1974 has a Canadian peacekeeper been charged with murder.