Published On: Wed, Nov 9th, 2016

Somalia: 2 killed in seprate attacks near Afgoye district

At least one soldier serving with South West state army has been killed, and several others were wounded in a fierce fighting occurred outside Afgoye district, some 30Km north-west of Mogadishu.

The battle broke out when heavily armed Al shabaab militants launched an ambush attack on army checkpoint in the outskirts of Afgoye, according to a witness who spoke to Radio Shabelle by phone.

The combat between South West state forces and Al shabaab fighters was fierce and continued for several hours in the morning at the checkpoint, he said.

In a seprate incident, unknown gunmen opened fire on a civilian bus near Afgoye, killing at least one passenger. The bus came under attack as it was travelling from Awdhegle town and en route to Janale.

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