Unidentified Drone Crashes In Mogadishu

A surveillance drone has crashed into a refugee camp in the Somali capital, according to witnesses.

Somali soldiers patrol inside the Badbado refugee camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Feb. 3. Refugees and soldiers in the camp say they watched a surveillance drone crash into a hut in the camp, before African Union peacekeepers came to remove it.

Somalia — A surveillance drone has crashed into a refugee camp in the Somali capital, according to witnesses.

Drones have been used by the U.S. to attack or observe al-Qaida-linked militants in the Horn of Africa nation.

Refugees and soldiers in Mogadishu's Badbado camp say they watched the drone crash Friday into a hut made of sticks, corrugated cans and plastic bags.

Sacdiyo Sheikh Madar, a refugee at the camp, says African Union peacekeepers came to remove it.

Police officer Ali Hussein says the drone was shaped like a small plane. A similar drone crashed into a house in Mogadishu last year.