Somali Journalists protest AMISOM sniffer dogs

Somali Journalists have protested against AMISOM security measure which involved sniffer dogs on Sunday.

The Journalists were invited to cover European Union day event organized by EU representatives in the country.

They said they were forced to be searched by sniffer dogs which is contrary to the Islamic values and Somali culture.

The journalists later left the event after AMISOM security personnel insisted on the search by sniffer dogs.

There has been clash between Somali citizens and African Union troops in Somalia in the past concerning sniffer dogs search.

According to Somali culture dogs are filthy animals which must not be have contact with human body or life.

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