10 July 2009

Somalia: Land Mine Blast Kills a Soldier, Injures Others in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — At least one government soldier has been killed and two others one of them civilian have been injured in Wadajir district in Mogadishu after a landmine explosion targeted to the government soldiers' checkpoint there, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Friday.

Residents told Shabelle radio that the explosion occurred near Jiro-Miskin neighborhood in Wadajir district where was a checkpoint for the transitional government soldiers injuring two government soldiers which one of them lately died for wound.

Reports say that the government soldiers had opened fir to the civilians after the explosion and wounded a civilian who was near where the landmine explosion occurred.

Residents expressed concern about the remote controlled explosion that could be heard in all direction the Wadajir district in the south of the capital.

It is not the first time that the government soldiers targeted explosions in Wadajir district and cause casualties of deaths and injures in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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