AMISOM to Investigate Leggo Incident Press Release


Mogadishu, 15 January, 2013: AMISOM is investigating an incident in which civilians may have
been caught up in crossfire as its forces repelled an attack by the Al Shabaab terror group. The
attack took place near the town of Leggo, 120 km west of Mogadishu. Initial reports indicate
that some civilians, including children, were killed and others are hospitalized with gunshot
“AMISOM is mindful of its responsibility to minimize civilian casualties during its operations and
we have clear rules of engagement to that effect. We are therefore currently establishing the
facts and the circumstances around this tragic incident so as to ascertain whether, and to what
extent, these rules may have been breached,” said Acting Force Commander, Major General
Salvatore Harushimana.
In the meantime, AMISOM condoles with the families of the bereaved and hopes for the quick
recovery of the wounded whilst reiterating our commitment to support the Federal
Government of Somalia in ensuring the safety and sanctity of life in the country.