Soldiers killed in Somalia blast

Armed group al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack on security convoy near Baidoa in country's southwest.

    At least four soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a roadside blast targeted a security convoy in southwestern Somalia, police said. 

    The attack took place near the town of Baidoa, some 250 kilometres (155 miles) south-west of the capital Mogadishu, on Sunday. 

    Somali-based armed group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Four soldiers from the southwestern state forces were killed in the blast, Mowlid Mohamed, a police officer in Baidoa, told Turkey's Anadolu news agency. 

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    "Four soldiers were killed, and more than two others were wounded after a security convoy was targeted," he said.

    The wounded soldiers were rushed to Bay regional hospital for treatment as they sustained life-threatening injuries, he added.

    The convoy was travelling from the village of Daynunay to Baidoa, capital of the Bay region.

    Somalia moves to boost security amid al-Shabab unrest

    SOURCE: Anadolu news agency


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