Somalia: AU forces hit by explosion in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia –A roadside bomb explosion has ripped through military convoy carrying Somali army forces and African Union troops in the capital of Mogadishu.

The explosion went off on Wednesday in the city’s Yaqshid, causing untold number of casualties.

In a statement aired by Radio Andulus, an Al Shabaab mouthpiece said the group killed and injured several soldiers from government and African Union mission known as AMISOM.

The group did not say the exact figure of casualty on the bomb attack.

The group has been waging insurgency for more than ten years in Somalia.

Al Qaeda inspired group, which once controlled much of the capital of Mogadishu, wants to topple the weak-western backed government of Somalia.