2 January 2009

Somalia: Heavy Explosion Kills Ethiopian Soldiers

Mogadishu — At least two Ethiopian soldiers have been killed after heavy landmine explosion targeted to the Ethiopian troops occurred at around Three Biano building near Maka Al-mukarama street in the Somali capital Mogadishu early on Friday morning, witnesses told Shabelle radio

The explosion has occurred when the Ethiopian soldiers were making search operations over there and killed two of their soldiers but after the blast the Ethiopian troops have deliberately opened fire to the people and killed at least seven people who were all civilians near where landmine explosion occurred.

"Big blast occurred at our neighborhood around Maka Al-mukaram road near Three Biano residence which the Ethiopian troops had a military base and two Ethiopian soldiers died in that blast but after the explosion the Ethiopian troops have opened fire to the Somali civilians and killed more Somali civilians there," one witnesses said.

After the explosion more other extra Ethiopian and government soldiers have arrived at the scene where the explosion occurred and made search operations there and halted the movement of the people and BL transportations on that road.

This is not the first blast targeted to the Ethiopian soldiers which causes more casualties but is part of Landmine explosions and other mortar shell attacks those are always targeted the Ethiopian and the other foreign troops by the Somali Islamist Insurgents who are against the presence of the foreign troops and government policy.

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