Mareeg Media
Somalia

Two AU soldiers injured in Somalia explosion

MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least four people, including two Djiboutian soldiers with African Union force, were injured in a roadside bomb explosion.

The explosion targeted the African Union soldiers at a market in Jalalaqsi town of Hiran region, about 200km north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a witness said.

He says two peacekeepers and two other civilians were injured in the explosion.

The African Union soldiers sealed off the area and carried out an operation over the attack.

No group says it has carried out the attack, 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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