Two killed in bomb attack on Somali, AU forces near Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least two soldiers have been killed and several others injured in roadside bomb explosions near Somali capital Mogadishu.
The first explosion ripped through Somali military vehicle at Elasha Biyaha area, some 15km west of Mogadishu, leaving two soldiers dead, a witness said.
He says the explosion had partially destroyed the military vehicle.
Somali military officials were unavailable to reach on the phone for comments on the attack.
The second explosion has targeted an African Union personnel carrier at Arbow area near Somali capital Mogadishu.
The Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group claimed to have destroyed an AMISOM armored vehicle.
The group did not mention the exact number of casualty resulted in the attack.
The Islamist militant group, which is fighting to overthrow the Western-backed government, vowed to rump up its attacks on diplomatic areas in Somalia.
But this latest assault, which was immediately claimed by al-Shabab, has proved that it is still capable of large scale attacks.
The al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab has been fighting for more than ten years in Somalia.