It was dark when Mohammed Taleb Abdul Ajan woke to the sound of dogs barking. Then he heard boots crunching on gravel and men’s voices outside his bedroom. “Their guns killed without a sound,” he said. By dawn three of Taleb’s sons, two of his brothers, three nephews, a shepherd boy staying with them and a neighbour were dead. All the victims were aged 12 to 18. Eight of them were enrolled in the local school. Most were shot at close range where they slept but one was dragged from the bed that he shared with his wife and killed with his nephews in a different room, Taleb said. Full article.