Published On: Sat, Jul 23rd, 2016

Somalia: Huge blast targets AMISOM convoy, Two dead

A powerful blast ripped through a military convoy transporting African Union peacekeeping forces in southern Somalia on Saturday, killing at least two people.

A local sources told Radio Shabelle over the phone that a bomb planted at a roadside near El-Waregow area has struck the AMISOM convoy, destroying one armored vehicle.

In the aftermath of the blast, AMISOM soldiers opened fire on a nearby crowd, killing at least two unarmed civilians, while several others were wounded, some critically.

The AU forces closed off a wide area around the scene at El-Waregow, 30Km away from Marka city after the land-mine explosion, and kicked off a comb-out searches for the suspects, according to the sources.

The AMISOM convoy left Barawe and en route to were on their way to Marka at the time of the roadside bomb attack, which was the latest in series of assaults in the region.

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