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Surveillance drone crashes in Somali capital

Last Updated: Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 11:17

Mogadishu: Witnesses say a surveillance drone has crashed into a refugee camp in the Somali capital.

Drones have been used by the US to attack or observe al Qaeda-linked militants in the Horn of Africa nation.

Refugees and soldiers in Mogadishu`s Badbado camp say they watched the drone crash on Friday into a hut made of sticks, corrugated cans and plastic bags.

Sacdiyo Sheikh Madar, a refugee at the camp, says African Union peacekeepers came to remove it.

Police officer Ali Hussein says the drone was shaped like a small plane. A similar drone crashed into a house in Mogadishu last year.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 11:17

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