African Union troops in Somalia killed 11 civilians, including four children, in two separate incidents, residents have told the Associated Press news agency.
Troops opened fire on a minibus in Qoryooley town in Lower Shabelle region on Sunday, killing all six passengers, traditional elder Mohamed Hassan is quoted as saying.
In Marka town, an AU armored vehicle smashed into a home, killing a mother and four children, residents said.
The crash occurred after a bomb attack targeted an army convoy, one resident, Ahmed Sheikh Ali, said, AP reports.
AU troops have been in Somalia since 2007 to help the government fight militant Islamist group al-Shabab.
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