At least six killed as Somalia security forces put out prison uprising

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – At least six prisoners were killed and another six injured when Somali security forces beat back an uprising in Mogadishu’s central prison on Monday, state radio reported. 

A senior police officer who did not wish to be named said that mutinous prisoners snatched guns from guards who were on duty on Monday evening, then killed three of them. 

The guards and other security forces regrouped and managed to kill the mutineers, the senior office said. 

“The security forces shot dead six prisoners, injured six other prisoners and captured five others alive. They were all prisoners who fought in the cell,” the state radio said on its website, quoting the security services. 

The operation to restore order in the prison complex had been completed, the radio reported.