Somalia: Landmine blast near Mogadishu wounds two civilians
MOGADISHU, Somalia- A powerful landmine explosion was reported to have hit a military vehicle traveling outside Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, Garowe Online reports.
Two pedestrians have been wounded in the IED blast, targeting a convoy ferrying government forces at Taredishe area, 13 Km west of Mogadishu, according to witnesses.
Military sources said a number of soldiers were also injured in the bomb blast, and transferred to a hospital in the capital for medical treatment.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the latest in series of IED incidents on the main highway that links Mogadishu to Afgoye district.
The Al Qaida-linked Al shabaab fighters often carry out such attacks against Somali and AU forces in the country, in a bid to topple the UN-backed Federal government.