10 August 2012

Somalia: Bomb Blast Kills Two Soldiers in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Witnesses said at least two Somali soldiers dead and two others sustained sever wounds after a remote-controlled bomb struck their vehicle in Mogadishu on Friday.

The blast tore through a pick-up carrying senior Somali army commander called Cap. Saney Abdulle who has escaped from the murder attempt unhurt, according to the local residents in Suqa-Xolaha neighborhood (Animal Market) in northern Mogadishu, Somali capital.

"I could see dead and injured soldiers being evacuated from the bomb blast site. There were no civilian casualties in the attack which was huge and heard across the village," said a witness who asked anonymity.

Locals said Somali Security forces have been carrying out manhunt over the attack in the area, but no arrests reported. The wounded soldiers have been admitted in a hospital in Mogadishu.

No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Mogadishu, Somali capital has witnessed several deadly explosions since Al Qaeda-linked Al shabab withdrew from the city last August, 2011 after Somali and AU army offensives.

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