Somalia: 1 dead in explosion in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A roadside bomb explosion targeting government soldiers has killed at least one person on Sunday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The explosion ripped through a vehicle carrying soldiers in Taleh area of Mogadishu, leaving a driver dead, a witness said.
He says a soldier was also injured on board.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday’s explosion, but such attacks are often carried out by Al Shabaab.
Mogadishu has seen deadly attacks which left dozens dead for the past months.
Al Shabaab group was pushed out of Mogadishu capital in 2011 by Somali army troops and 22,000-strong African Union force in Somalia.
The rebel group also lost most of their strongholds, but it still controls large rural areas and remains the key threat to peace in Somalia.
The al Qaeda linked group has been fighting for over ten years to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Somalia.