By Nep Journal Correspondent:
Angry residents of Elwak town today poured into the streets in large numbers to protest against Tuesday afternoon’s aerial raid in Elram village allegedly carried out by KDF war planes in which three children were killed and another one was injured.
Local leaders also condemned the attack while concerned individuals took to social media to equally condemn the attack and call for answers under the hashtag #IstandWithElRamKids.
Below are some of the tweets.
— Abdinasir M.Khalif (@DrKhalifNasser) June 23, 2016
#IstandWithElRamKids How is it possible you bombard entire village where civilians reside
— abdinassir adan (@Counsel_Nassir) June 22, 2016
— Abdinoor Ali,® (@elhadjiabdinoor) June 22, 2016
There is no justification for the brutal killing of innocent children by KDF in Mandera; its utterly disgusting action #IstandWithElRamKids
— billow kerrow (@bkerrow) June 22, 2016
I condemn the despicable acts of terrorists that use kids and vulnerable families as human shield. They are cowards. #IstandWithElRamKids
— Ahmed Mohamed (@asmali77) June 22, 2016
Killing civilians will only serve to fuel radicalization #Justice4ElramChildren
— Suleiman Hassan (@habashow) June 22, 2016
4 Children killed by KDF engaging Alshabaab in Elram village by air. Indiscriminate engagement leading to loss of civilians is unacceptable
— HE Capt. Ali I Roba (@aliiroba) June 22, 2016
I strongly condemn the senseless killing of innocent children in Elram today.This is totally unacceptable and KDF must take responsibility
— Hon Amb Mohamed MM (@MahamudMM) June 22, 2016