Published On: Mon, Feb 20th, 2017

Jubbaland troops targeted in IED blast near Kismayo

A land mine blast tore thought a military convoy carrying Jubbaland forces near Kismayo city on Monday, becoming the latest in string of attacks on the regional army over the past days.

According to witnesses, the attack occurred at Abdalla-Birole area, about 60Km west of Kismayo town. The bomb is reportedly destroyed a military vehicle carrying 20 soldiers.

The exact number of the casualties were not immediately confirmed, but sources in the area said several Jubbaland soldiers lost their lives in the roadside bomb attack on the convoy.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but the militant group Al shabaab affiliated with Al Qaeda carried out such land mine attacks on Jubbaland army in the past.

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