Somalia: Two people killed in ambush attack in Baladweyne

Two people have been killed and three others injured in an ambush attack on military vehicle in Baladweyne town, some 335km north of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

The attack happened after heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters ambushed a military vehicle carrying soldiers in the town, leaving two militants dead, a military officer said.

He says two other militants and a soldier were also injured in the surprise assault.

The attackers escaped from the area, shortly after carrying out the attack.

There was no word from Al Shabaab over the military claims.