1 June 2009

Somalia: Landmine Explosion Kills More Than Five Govt Soldiers in Mogadishu

Somalia — More than 5 government soldiers have been killed and 5 others including civilians have been injured after land mine explosion targeted to Somali government soldiers' vehicle traveling near Km4 in the Somali capital Mogadishu, official told Shabelle radio on Monday.

Residents said that the explosion was a huge landmine explosion that occurred between Taleh and Km4 intersections and targeted to a vehicle belonged by the government soldiers killing more than five of the government soldiers and wounded five others including civilian who was around where land mine explosion occurred.

High police official told Shabelle media that the targeted vehicle was on board some of senior government officers

The emergency ambulances rushed all those who were killed and injured in the explosion to the hospitals in Mogadishu.

More government troops arrived at the scene where the explosion occurred and dispersed the people who were near the collapsed truck.

There is no comment about the explosion from the transitional government and there is no group who claimed the responsibility for the attack so far.

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