Published On: Thu, Dec 8th, 2016

AMISOM convoy targeted in deadly blast in Somalia

A roadside bomb explosion has ripped through a military convoy carrying African Union soldiers serving with AMISOM near Bulo-Mareer district in Somalia’s southern Lower Shabelle province.

Al shabaab has claimed responsibility for the blast which has resulted from a remote-controlled land mine planted on a semi-forest road linking the coastal city of Marko to Bulo-Mareer locality.

According to Al shabaab said in a statement posted on its affiliated websites four AMISOM soldiers were killed in the attack. African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) did not comment on the group’s claim.

Al shabaab has intensified ambush attacks against the AMISOM troops and Somali soldiers in the region over the past few months, as the allied forces losing grounds to the Al Qaeda-linked militants.

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