Two dead in suicide explosion near Somali capital

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – Two people have been killed and four others injured in suicide bomb attack on military vehicle in south of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

Sunday’s explosion was intended to target a speedy military vehicle in Afgoye town, some 30km south of Somali capital, leaving two civilian people dead, a witness said.

He says the explosion went off shortly after the military vehicle passed the area, but two soldiers were injured in the bomb attack.

The victims were rushed to hospital.

No group says it carried out the explosion.

The Al-Shabab has been waging an insurgency in Somalia for more than 10 years.

A 22,000-strong African Union force is in the country to help the government fight the al-Qaeda-linked militants.

The group has been driven out of many urban areas since 2011, however it still controls territory in rural areas and carries out gun attacks and bombings on military and civilian targets.

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Abdirisaq is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @tuuryare_africa tuuryare10@gmail.com Whatup:00252615990842
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