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Somalia: Bomb blast injures 3 soldiers near Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least three government soldiers have been injured on Wednesday in a roadside bomb attack on a military vehicle near the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

A remote-controlled landmine ripped through military troop carrier at Sinka-dher area near the capital, leaving 3 soldiers wounded, a witness said.

He says the victims were taken to hospitals in Mogadishu.

Somali military officials were unavailable to reach on the phone for comments on the attack.

No group says it carried out the attack.

But, such attacks are often carried out by al Shabaab, an al Qaeda linked group in Somalia.

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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