UN Human Rights Committee has called for an investigation into the killings in Las Anod

A Photograph appears on the Internet /Volker Türk

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has urged the Somali government to investigate the killing spree committed by Hargeisa SNM militia in the SSC area Las Anod Somalia.

Volker Türk, the chairman of the committee, suggested that the Somali government investigate and bring to justice the people involved in these murders committed by warlords Muse Bihi and Mohamed Kahin.

“At least 20 people died and it is estimated that 119 others were injured in Las Anod – including children, women – in the fighting between the Hargeisa SNM militia and members of the local clan. “We are concerned by reports that the fighting continues today with further casualties.” said Turk.

Volker Türk said at least 20,000 people have been displaced by the clashes in Las Anod, which he said is adding to the already difficult humanitarian situation.

“I call on the authorities to conduct a credible and impartial investigation into the conflicts so that those responsible can be brought to justice,” he said.

This news comes as the third day of fighting is going on in the city of Las Anod in Sool region.