Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Four students died on Christmas Day Wednesday when gunmen opened fire on a school bus in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
According to official sources, ten others sustained injuries and were rushed to various hospitals.
Hospital sources told PANA in Mogadishu that a boy and a girl were in critical condition.
Although the motive for the attack remained unclear, some witnesses suspected it was due to clan rivalry, a common thing in Somalia, which has lacked a central government since 1991.
The gunmen reportedly armed with two AK 47 assault rifles and a heavy machine gun attacked the bus as it left the Ahmed Garey Secondary School, southern Mogadishu.
Killings, torture, kidnapping and clan fighting are everyday occurrences in Somalia which has been unstable since the overthrow of former Somali President General Siad Barre in 1991.