Researchers discover two new minerals on meteorite grounded in Somalia
The three family members - two brothers and a niece were reportedly killed on clan revenge grounds.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Three members of the same family have been gunned down in an attack in a small village in central Somalia on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said.
The shooting happened in the Garasle area of Galgadud province, and was believed to be over an act of clan revenge, the province's authorities said, adding that the crime was committed by gunmen who then fled the scene.
The three family members were two brothers and their female niece. They have been murdered in their house. The incident comes a day after one person was shot dead and several wounded in a similar attack in a nearby Herale locality.
Revenge killings are common in the region due to the unresolved clan vendetta resulted from the disputes between pastoralists and farmers over the grazing fields and water wells.
University of Alberta scientists would like to examine other samples from the same meteorite but Herd said there were reports that it had been removed to China. Meteorites are often bought and sold on international markets.