Somalia: Big Explosion Injures 5 Government Soldiers in Beledweyn Town

Baladweyn — At least 5 government soldiers have been injured in Beledweyn town in Hiran region after unidentified gunmen attacked the former mayor's house of the town, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Monday.

Reports from the town say that the blast occurred at overnight evening and was targeted to the security guards the house of the former mayor of Beledweyn town Aden Abdi Isse known as ( Aden Garaso) wounding 5 of the guards as he was in his house where the armed men attacked.

Witnesses said one of the injured soldiers suffering form heavy wound of the explosion was rushed to the main hospital in the town where they are currently cured.

Residents said the more government soldiers had reached at the house of the former mayor of the town where the blast happened and opened fire to many directions after the attack and caused to halt the movement of the traffic and people through the area of the area where bomb explosion occurred.

There is no group who claimed the responsibility of the blast and there is no comment about the explosion from the government officials in the town.

The explosion attack is not the first one that happens in Beledweyn in central Somalia. But it seems that is part of the blasts often targeted to the transitional government troops in the town.

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