Witnesses: Soldiers kill 2 in Somalia riot over food prices

May 5, 2008 6:47:37 AM PDT
Witnesses say soldiers opened fire and killed at least two people in Somalia as tens of thousands rioted over high food prices. Dr. Dahir Dhere says a man wounded in Monday's protests died on the way to an operating room at the capital's main hospital.

Protester Abdinur Farah says he was marching with his uncle when government troops opened fire and wounded his relative. He died before he could be taken to a hospital.

Several people were injured in the riot. Protesters hurled stones that smashed the windshields of cars and buses. They also attacked shopkeepers who hurriedly closed their stores.