Four al Shabaab blast victims airlifted to Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia— Four government officials, who injured in an Al Shabaab bomb explosion on Sunday, were airlifted to Somali capital, Mogadishu for medical treatment, officials said.
The victims included a deputy district commissioner, secretary and other military officials who were seriously wounded in bomb attack claimed by Al Shabaab in Qoryoley town.
The armed group has carried out separate attacks for the past days, killing at least 17 people, including African Union soldiers in Somalia.
On Monday, Burundian military confirmed 12 of its soldiers were killed and six others injured in an explosion followed by ambush attack near Balcad town, some 30km north of Mogadishu.
But, the group claimed to have killed 14 Burundian soldiers during the attack.
Last week, two Burundian soldiers were injured in an ambush attack by Al Shabaab in the same region of Middle Shabelle.
The al Qaeda linked al Shabaab rumps up its deadly attacks against Somali army and African Union troops in south and central Somalia.