Somalia: Blast hits military vehicle near Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A roadside bomb explosion has targeted an armored military vehicle carrying government soldiers near Somali capital Mogadishu.
The explosion happened on Saturday at Wedio area near Mogadishu, a day after two army generals and 7 other soldiers, who died in bomb attack, were laid to rest on Friday in the capital of Mogadishu.
The bomb attack reportedly ripped through military vehicle while heading to southern region in Somalia, causing unconfirmed casualties.
The attack was claimed by Al Shabaab.
The group said it has killed several military soldiers in the latest bomb attack.
There was no immediate comment from Somali military over the claims.
The attack comes a day after two army generals and 7 of their bodyguards were killed in bomb explosion claimed by Al Shabaab.
The victims were laid to rest on Friday.
Somali army chief has vowed to revenge their generals’ deaths as soon as possible.
The group has been fighting against Somali army forces and African Union troops for more than ten years in the war-ravaged nation.
The Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab, which once controlled much of the capital of Mogadishu in 2011, wants to topple the weak-western backed government of Somalia.