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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Burao : 3 siblings killed by landmine and mother seriously injured at Nasiye village

(Medeshi)  Burao - Dec 2, 2014 - Three siblings were killed last night  and their mother seriously injured after a landmine exploded at the outskirts of Nasiye village in Togdheer region.
Shamsa Omer in Burao hospital ( Captured from the youtube by Medeshi)

Nasiye village is 80 kilometers south of Burao , the capital of Togdheer region. The mother ,  Shamsa Omer Jama told the press  "that she was herding the sheep when the children brought food for her. A sheep came closer to where the children were sitting and caused the mine explosion  at a distance close to the children."

Shamsa said that the children were blown over her into few metres away from where she was sitting . The three children were instantly killed  while the mother sustained serious injuries..
Nasiye village 80 Km south of Burao ( Captured from the youtube by Medeshi)
Doctors from Burao hospital treated Shamsa Omer Jama in the emergency unit  and told the press that her condition is stable but and that she needed to  undergo further surgery.
There are thousands of mines buried by the forces of the former dictator,  Siyad Barre , in the early 1990s which continue killing people in many parts of Somaliland. Despite of numerous NGOs that had been  commissioned to demine the country, the mayhem still continues.
Watch the video report in Somali 

Translated from Somali by  (Medeshi)