Somali soldiers hit by explosion in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU – At least 3 government soldiers have left injured in roadside bomb explosion on Friday in Somali capital Mogadishu.

The explosion targeted government soldiers while travelling through Darusalam area in the capital, leaving 3 soldiers wounded, a witness, Faisa Hussein said.

Hussein says the soldiers ran over an IED explosion.

The victims were taken into Madina hospital in Mogadishu.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s bomb explosion.

Such attack are often carried out by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.

The group carried out similar attacks in the capital for past months, killing dozens, mostly civilians.

Al Shabaab group has been driven out of many urban areas since 2011 following joint military offensives carried out by African Union forces and Somali National Army forces.

The group still controls territory in rural areas and carries out gun attacks and bombings on military and civilian targets in the war-ravaged nation.

Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline Email: