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African Union Soldier Killed in Mogadishu Blast


Abdullahi Osman - 7Dnews Mogadishu

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 15:20 GMT

An African Union soldier was killed Saturday 17th November after a roadside bomb exploded during a patrol in Mogadishu’s Huriwa district.

Al-Shabab immediately claimed responsibility, and said other soldiers were also wounded in the attack.

Meanwhile, at least three Somali soldiers were injured when a landmine blew up their vehicle in the country’s northeastern region.

The soldiers, loyal to the Puntland regional administration, were on their way from Galgala to Bosaso , the capital of Bari province. Galgala is a mountainous area where both al-Shabab and Isis have bases.

Al-Shabab, which claimed the attack, said some soldiers were killed in the blast.

The al-Qaeda-linked group has stepped up its attacks in Mogadishu and around Somalia targeting soldiers as well as civilians. Last week, the group killed more than 30 people when it attacked a popular hotel in Mogadishu.