Two Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia explosion
MOGADISHU (Mareeg Online)—Deadly bomb explosion targeting African Union peacekeeping forces’ armored vehicle has killed at least 2 soldiers in Somali capital Mogadishu.
The explosion hit an armored personnel carrier carrying Ugandan soldiers with African Union peacekeeping force known as ‘AMISOM’, while travelling at Hiliwa area in the capital.
Hussein Mohamed, a witness told Mareeg Online that he saw a dead body of African Union soldier following an explosion.
He says some other soldiers were also bleeding.
The explosion was claimed by Al Shabaab.
The group says it had killed two Ugandan soldiers and injured 3 others in the bomb attack late on Saturday.
There was no immediate comment from African Union mission in Somalia over the claims.
The Al Qaeda inspired group has been waging insurgency for more than ten years in Somalia.
The group, which once controlled much of Somali capital Mogadishu in 2011, wants to topple the weak-western backed government of Somalia.
Mogadishu News Desk