Al-Hidaya Mosque massacre
|Al-Hidaya Mosque massacre|
|Commanders and leaders|
Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
|Casualties and losses|
According to several witnesses, Ethiopian soldiers stormed a mosque and killed several occupants. 11 bodies were later found, some with their throat slit and others shot to death. Of the 11 dead victims, nine were regular congregants at the mosque and reportedly were part of the Tabliiq wing of Sunni Islam.
Tabliiq official Shiekh Abdi-kheyr Isse said the Ethiopians had "slaughtered" the clerics. "The first person they [Ethiopian soldiers] killed was Sheikh Said Yahya, the Imam," a witness said, adding that the late Imam opened the mosque door after the soldiers knocked.
- "Ethiopia denies Amnesty mosque-killing accusations : Mail & Guardian Online". Archived from the original on 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
- Garowe Online - Home Archived December 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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