Published On: Thu, Oct 13th, 2016

IED blast targets military convoy near Baidoa, 5 dead

At least five soldiers were killed and five others wounded in a roadside bomb blast targeted on south west state army convoy near Baidoa city, the regional capital of Baay on Thursday.

An anonymous Somali army officer in Baidoa and a lawmaker at South west state assembly have confirmed the deaths of the regional soldiers to Radio Shabelle’s Mogadishu station by phone.

The attack took place at an area, just about 12Km away from Baidoa city on Thursday, according to the military officer who spoke on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The convoy was targeted in IED blast as it was transporting military supply to Deynuney town in Baay region, where the interim south west state administration army has bases.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the deadly bomb attack.

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