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Somalia: Bomb blast hits AU troops in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A roadside bomb explosion has on Sunday targeted an armored African Union personnel carrier in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

The explosion went off near SOS crossroad in the capital, leaving two civilians wounded, a witness said.

He says the troops opened fire, shortly after the explosion.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, but such attacks are often carried out by Al Shabaab.

The 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.

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