5 June 2009

Somalia: Explosion Targets Amisom Convoy in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Land mine explosion has been targeted to the African Union troops AMISOM convoy traveling between Aden Adde international airport and Km4 intersection in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Friday.

Reports say that the explosion was a remote controlled landmine targeted to the African Union peace keepers who were traveling on near the UNDP centre near Aden Adde international airport in the capital.

AMISOM troops halted the movement of the people and traffic between the airport and Km4 intersection in Mogadishu after the explosion.

The real casualty of the explosion is unclear yet and there is comment about the explosion from the African Peace keepers AMISOM in Mogadishu.

The explosion is part of series of attacks targeted to the African Union troops in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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